Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy announces annual awards

Bill Honeycutt

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy has announced its annual awards for commitment and service.

•J.V. Nichols Person of the Year — Bill Honeycutt

•Rookie Chaplains of the Year — James Peterson and Lydia Cotton

•Chaplain of the Year — Spike Coleman

•Survivor Follow Up Team Member of the Year — Joanne Gilmore

•Business Sponsor of the Year — Kickin’ Chicken

The awards were announced Friday morning at the monthly breakfast at Ms. Rose’s Fine Food and Cocktails.

The J.V. Nichols Award recognizes an individual who has shown immense support of the chaplaincy, according to the announcement. It’s in honor of Vic Nichols, who was the chaplaincy’s board President from 1994 to 1996. Last year’s award recipient was Anita Zucker.

Honeycutt, of Little Oak Island, is a board member and business consultant who often uses his networking connections to help the chaplaincy, which relies on donations, according to Barbie Schreiner, director of fund raising.

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy was founded in 1990 by the Rev. Rob Dewey and includes two full-time chaplains and 18 volunteer chaplains who provide services to first responders of 37 area agencies and families during accidents and emergencies.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.