Extraordinary Tribute

By Lydian Bernhardt If you ask Herbert Spaugh, Jr. to tell you about his father, the Rt. Rev. Herbert Spaugh, he’ll tell you about an extraordinary man. A minister, who founded Little Church on the Lane Moravian Church in Charlotte, served as chaplain to the Charlotte police department, wrote the thought-provoking, syndicated column “Everyday Counselor”…

Donor Story: Louise Nippert

Donor Story: Louise Nippert

In 1947 the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hired Thor Johnson, son of a Moravian minister, as its first American-born conductor. Thor, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, attended Friedberg Moravian in Winston-Salem, NC, as a youth. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, went to the University of Michigan at…

Donor Story: Mrs. Jessie Stone

Mrs. Jessie Stone was a life-long Moravian who treasured her church, its pastor, and the many valuable ministries of the Moravian Church in America. She and her husband, Joe, didn’t have any children, so she wanted to do something special to support the causes which were important to her; however, she also wanted to share…

Donor Story: Fred Masten

Fred Masten was a modest man who spent years working for Western Electric, was involved at his church, and loved his wife, Betty, who he had lost some years before we met. He wanted to do something everlasting but also recognized he needed to be responsible for himself and remain in control of his assets…

Donor story: Maxine Gail Garrett

Donor Story: Maxine Gail Garrett

Maxine Gail Garrett was a Moravian woman who lived grace, gratitude and generosity. Her story was one of the focal points of the workshop Laura and I presented at the 2015 Moravian Women’s Conference. Many of the women who came to our sessions knew Maxine and some even added stories of their own. Maxine was…