Leading Hearts Wins 2016 EPA Merit Award!

LeadingHeartJanFeb2016coverLancaster, Pennsylvania — The Evangelical Press Association awarded Leading Hearts Magazine with a prestigious 2016 Award of Merit for Christian Ministry Digital Publication for the second year in a row at its annual convention on April 8.

In addition, Leading Hearts columnist Torry Martin received his second third place in the Humor Article Category in EPA’s High Goals Category.

Leading Hearts is a magazine dedicated to Christian women who lead at home, work, church and community.  It is published by Right to the Heart Ministries (Longmont, Colorado), a non-profit led by best-selling prayer author Linda Evans Shepherd, who is also the founder of AWSA. Shepherd said, “The magazine has been a wonderful outlet for the talents and giftings of our wonderful authors. It’s been a joy to see how God has used this publication.”

Amber Weigand-Buckley, a Springfield, Missouri native, was the founding editor and presently serves as both editor and art director for the magazine.  “It was tough competition this year with more entries than the Evangelical Press Association has had in many years,” Weigand-Buckley says. “For Leading Hearts to be judged side by side with the best of the best of Christian publications worldwide, is an extreme honor.”

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EPA Award of Merit for Christian Ministry – Digital Publication 2015

Westminister, Colorado.  The members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) are not only celebrating the first anniversary of their digital magazine, Leading Hearts, they are celebrating an Award of Merit for Christian Ministry – Digital Publication awarded by the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) April 10th, 2015 at the EPA conference in Westminister, Colorado.

In addition, Torry Martin received third place in the Humorous Category in EPA’s High Goals Category for his Leading Heart’s November article “Relative Insanity.”

AWSA founder and Leading Hearts Publisher, Linda Evans Shepherd, says, “Our magazine was created by the 400 members of AWSA as our gift to the women who lead hearts at home, church, work and community. With our pool of outstanding talent, it’s a privilege to serve the women in the body of Christ with this free, quality publication.  My hat is off to our wonderful team, editor Amber Weigand-Buckley, Art Director Katie Mattiuzzo and all of our fabulous AWSA contributors and columnists.”

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