McMaster Divinity College is proud to announce that 2013 MDiv graduate and founder of FaithTech, James Kelly, has been recognized as the runner-up for the CCCU’s (Council of Christian Colleges and Universities) 2022 Young Alumni Award.

The Young Alumni Award recognizes an individual who has achieved uncommon leadership or success in a way that reflects the values of Christian higher education. Through his work with FaithTech, James works to bridge the gap between faith and technology by creating thriving technology communities in major tech cities across the world, including Canada, the United States, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia. Especially significant during the pandemic, FaithTech seeks to address the growing demands of technology in the wake of loneliness and virtual presence.

Congratulations to James on this accomplishment and to Kelsi Deel Franco of Lee University for winning the top prize for her work with the House of Cherith, a trauma-informed residential recovery program providing a safe place for adult female survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation.

The CCCU announced the award winner and runner-up on November 30, 2021, saying, “The CCCU congratulates Kelsi Deel Franco and James Kelly for their achievements in enacting biblical truth, exemplifying a moral commitment to living out Christian virtues, and for using their gifts, talents, and opportunities to make a difference for the common good.”

Read the full news release here.


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