ACP Hall of Fame
This is an annual award based on nominations from ACP members.
An ACP member is honored with entry into the Hall of Fame because he or she has made a significant and notable contribution to the Catholic book publishing industry at any point in their career. Nominees may be current, past, or retired members of the publishing community. This honor may be given posthumously.
2021 ACP Awards Ceremony
Nancy Bird has worked for the Catholic Church and in Catholic publishing for 35 years. Currently, Bird serves as the Director for Training and Development for RCL Benziger since 2015. In her 23 years of service at RCL and RCL Benziger, she has shared her expertise in sales, as a workshop presenter, and as a national leader in the catechetical field. A catechist at heart, Bird engages catechists and catechetical leaders to support the Church’s mission in sharing the Good News. Her impact has been felt in the sales and marketing of key formational resources like Blest Are We (Silver Burdett Gin), Faith First and Faith First Legacy (RCL), Be My Disciples/Sean mis Discipulos (RCL Benziger) and Echoes of Faith Emmaus (RCL Benziger). She has made an impact on the next generation of leaders by imparting her skills and knowledge in training and developing others.
Dr. Elaine Rendler
Dr. Elaine Rendler-McQueeney is a nationally recognized musician, teacher, author, composer, pastoral liturgist and speaker. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in organ performance, theory and liturgy from The Catholic University of America. She is associate professor of music theory at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Rendler is perhaps best known as the editor of Today’s Liturgy, a quarterly magazine offering insightful articles and music suggestions to aid in liturgy preparation for more than 30 years. She is co-author of Celebrating Marriage, Revised Edition, an invaluable resource for those involved in the Roman Catholic Rite of Matrimony. Through her writing, Dr. Rendler has profoundly shaped the musical worship of the Church. She received the 2020 Jubilate Deo award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) in recognition of her substantial contribution to the development of pastoral liturgy in the United States. Additionally, Georgetown University’s Center for Liturgy bestowed upon Elaine the National Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liturgical Life of the Church.
All Award Winners Members
Peter Dwyer--Outstanding Service
Ruth Puls--Outstanding Service
Kevin Maguire--Outstanding Service
Dave Island--Outstanding Service
Jim and Barbara Campbell
Paul Henderson--Outstanding Service
Sr. Mary Margaret Doorley--Outstanding Service
Jill Adamson--Outstanding Service
|2010||Rev. Lawrence Boadt, CSP
Rev. George Lane, SJ
|2008||Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC|
|2006||Fr. Jeremy Harrington|
|2003||Adrian Whitaker--Outstanding Service|
John Huenefeld--Outstanding Service
|2001||Fr. Michael Naughton|
|2000||Loretta Reif, Conference Services--Outstanding Service|
Thomas M. Santa, CSsR
|1998||Charles E. Jones
Kevin A. Lynch, CSP
Harry J. Costello
Charles A. Roth