Thank you for your committed service to our brothers and sisters behind bars! We are grateful to all individuals who contribute their time and talent to this important ministry.
If you have any questions about the St. Dismas Award or the nomination process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first annual St. Dismas Award was given posthumously in honor of Rev. Christian Reuter, OFM. Click here to learn more about Fr. Chris and his tireless service to the imprisoned.
In March 2020, the second annual St. Dismas Award was to be presented to Bill Gaertner, founder of Gatekeepers in Hagerstown, MD. Due to the pandemic, the event originally scheduled for March 26, 2020 was postponed. This event was rescheduled and took place on September 30, 2021. Please Click Here to learn more about Bill and his mission of supporting ex-offenders as they transition back into society.
Because the Dismas Ministry Board of Directors suspended this program during the pandemic, there wasn’t a recipient of the St. Dismas Award in 2021.
In March 2022, the third annual St. Dismas Award was presented to Mr. Paul Caruso. Click here to learn more about Paul and his service to the incarcerated.