Champion of Catholic Education
Special Honoree - Monsignor Ecker
Sixty years ago, Msgr. Ecker came to the Yakima Diocese from Boston and stayed to serve the people of the Yakima Valley. For thirty-three of those years, Msgr. Ecker has served as school pastor for St. Paul Cathedral School. In 2017, he assisted with the school move and renaming to Christ the Teacher to ensure that the legacy of Catholic education in Yakima would continue long into the future.
Founder of The Sacred Story Institute - Rev. William Watson S.J.
The Sacred Story Institute is dedicated to revitalizing the classic 15-minute Ignatian Examination of Conscience. The mission of the Institute is to help adults, teens and youth encounter Christ, the Divine Physician, who heals us in body, mind and spirit, transforming our lives into a Sacred Story!