Every year, Senior Ministries of the Diocese of Newark present the David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Awards at an Evensong that follows an afternoon reception. Award recipients are recognized annually for their many significant contributions of time and talent to an Episcopal church or diocese. Who was David P. Hegg II, and why do we honor seniors in his name?
The Rev. David Hegg II was born in Buffalo, NY. In his 34 years as a parish priest, he served in the dioceses of Rochester, Missouri, and Newark. Following his time as rector at St. Peter’s in Morristown (1982-1996), he worked for the Church Pension Fund in New York City as senior vice president for Pastoral Care and Education.
Hegg’s commitment to matters of retirement, aging, and the role of seniors in the congregation made him the natural choice in 1991 to revitalize a diocesan Commission on Aging.
In 2002, at the age of 64, Hegg died unexpectedly of complications from heart surgery.
All who knew David Hegg held him in the highest esteem. The awards are named in memory of the man who led the charge and had the vision that continues to inspire Senior Ministries of the Diocese of Newark.
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