North Central College - Naperville, IL

Ralph M. Holdeman

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1984

Ralph Holdeman was honored for his dedicated service to Christianity and his widely-recognized talent as an artist and sculptor. He received his master of divinity degree from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1932 and was an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church. Holdeman’s great concern for youth led to the planning and implementation of numerous youth evangelism experiments and programs, especially Youth Missions to Youth, Youth Evangelism Service and the Athletic Ambassadors. He was also one of the interdenominational leaders instrumental in the development of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.