Springfield, Ohio, June 6, 2018: Urban Light Ministries announces the winning entries for the second annual Clark County Fatherhood Awards.

The aim of the Awards is to recognize the significant role fathers play in their children’s well-being and development and to raise awareness of the value of fathers in the family and the community. It identifies and honors outstanding fathers for their exceptional commitment to raising their children and/or for their exemplary contribution to the development of children in the community. The winners, chosen by an independent panel are (in alphabetical order):
• Evan Hellwig
• Kyle Koehler
• Stephen Massey

Evan Hellwig has four adult children. One of them is adopted from China. He was nominated by his pastor who stated: “Evan has demonstrated a faithful commitment to raising his children well.” Hellwig serves his spouse and children with excellence, while a Cedarville University professor and a pastor-elder at his church. He has “modeled faithfulness, integrity, humility, compassion and perseverance”, continued his pastor.

Kyle Koehler was nominated by his daughter – one of his five children. She wrote “He is a man of integrity, and a father of kindness, love, and humility”, who “…taught his children hard work, and encouraged their dreams.” Koehler is the Representative for the 79th district of the Ohio House of Representatives. He and his wife will celebrate their 30th anniversary in July.

Stephen Paul Massey is not only a doting dad to his youngest child. He also is a father-figure to his wife’s four children, mentors young men in the community, all while working as COO of Citi Lookout. According to his spouse and nominator, Stephen “works very hard at numerous things to provide and care for our family.” Yet, “he spends quality time” with all his children, she added.

The 2018 Clark County Fatherhood Awards will be presented Saturday, June 16th at 3:00 PM during the combined Juneteenth Celebration and FatherFest in Springfield. The award ceremony will take place in the entertainment tent.

Urban Light Ministries is a 501(c)(3) that was established in 1995 and is recognized as a model of Christian outreach to fathers, children and families. Urban Light Ministries mission is to provide the resources and education to increase the number of responsible fathers, nurtured children and strong families. Urban Light Ministries works with the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and is funded by individual donors and organizations such as The Nehemiah Foundation, The HM Turner Foundation, Community Health Foundation and Jeff Wyler Auto Group. For more information, contact Eli Williams at 937-408-1050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Juneteenth/FatherFest go to www.gammonhouseoh.org.