What is it?

The Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence is named after the mother of John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist Movement. Despite great financial and personal hardships, Susanna made certain her children were well educated and trained in the classics and faith.

The Award was established to honor women who have served Jesus Christ and The United Methodist Church in a mannar similar to Susanna Wesley. An awardee must possess a distinctive intellect, a nurturing spirit, unwavering devotion and perseverance in the faith.



1. Have given faithful service to the church by serving in a leadership position.
2. Have helped others in their Christian walk.
3. Have demonstrated devotion, witness and instruction that lead others into a deeper understanding of the faith and service to Jesus Christ.

Individuals to consider honoring include, but are not limited to: United Methodist Women leaders, bishops, district superintendents, pastors, conference leaders, lay leaders, Christian educators, and youth leaders.


How do we recognize someone?

A gift of $500 enables a woman to receive the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence. This covers the cost of the award with the balance being used to support the worldwide ministries of the General Commission on United Methodist Men.

To recognize a woman, please fill out the secure online form or mail the award application with a check to:


Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence
PO Box 440515
Nashville TN 37244


Click here for a suggested order of service for presenting the award.

What will we receive?

All honorees receive an etched glass crescent suitable for display.