John M. Esquivel was named recipient of the 2019 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award, honoring a U.S. layperson for service to Christ in the church, community and world. Esquivel is a member of First United Methodist of Houston. Elected in 2016 as Lay Leader for the Texas Annual Conference, he serves actively on the Bishopís Extended Cabinet. Esquivel will be recognized on March 28 during the opening worship service of the three-day Perkins Theological School for the Laity.

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