Roger Hutchison, canon for children’s ministries at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, will receive the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent award on July 17.
The Order of the Silver Crescent is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for volunteer or community service. It honors residents of South Carolina for exemplary performance, contribution, and achievement within the community.
Hutchison has worked with children at St. Lawrence Place and W.A. Perry Middle School, and at Newtown, Connecticut, after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
He is author of The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy and has served on staff at Trinity for the past 17 years. Hutchison and his wife, Kristin, have a daughter, Riley.
“Roger’s spiritual commitment, his creative gifts, and his deep love for children and their parents have won over those who make the award,” said the Very Rev. Timothy Jones, dean of Trinity Cathedral.