“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

HCEF Honors Volunteer Mr. Francis Carroll for Putting His Faith into Action


Mr. Carroll, RECIPIENT OF THE 2014 PRESIDENT’S AWARD, serves as a longtime volunteer and friend to HCEF.  His consistent participation and passionate  involvement have been a blessing in community outreach.  He has demonstrated his commitment by regularly volunteering at the office, attending meetings and  events, and serving as the registration chairperson for HCEF annual conferences.  Through love and kindness, Mr. Carroll encompasses the foundation’s mission  by faithfully volunteering.  He says, “There are few places where I have ever worked that I love the people and they love me back in kind. That’s the secret.”  Mr.  Carroll’s continual community efforts are an inspiration and bring joy to all involved.

 Community development is a common trend in Mr. Carroll’s life, as revealed in his other affiliations.  He serves as a Knight of Columbus and is also a pillar of Meals on Wheels.    Additionally, he is an active member on the Parish Council of the Shrine of St. Jude in Rockville, Maryland.  Mr. Carroll co-chairs the Holy Land Outreach Committee at his parish,  signifying his solidarity with the Palestinian Christians and reaffirming his receipt of the HCEF PRESIDENT’S AWARD.  This award is given annually to honor volunteers who have  demonstrated their solidarity with the Christians of the Holy Land through acts of love and support on their behalf. 

Not only is Mr. Carroll a deeply respected asset to the foundation, but his enthusiastic, will-do attitude is truly a reflection of HCEF values.  “With a willing spirit, he is a prime example of how we should all strive to put our faith into action,” Sir Rateb Rabie says. “Mr. Carroll demonstrates the teachings he has learned by making the extra effort to volunteer.”   He has undoubtedly established his ability to bring the teachings of Christ to life in a kind and effective manner.

Mr. Carroll is married to Judy Carroll and together they have two children, Jeff and Suzanne.

The 2014 HCEF President’s AWARD will be presented to Mr. Carroll at the HCEF Awards Banquet, Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6:00 – 10:00pm.  The Awards Banquet is held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference, which takes place Saturday, October 18, 2013 from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Awards Banquet and the International Conference will be held at the

Washington Marriott Georgetown

1221 22nd Street, NW

Washington, DC.  20037

To learn more about HCEF’s 16th International Conference & Awards Banquet, click on one of these helpful links below:  

Conference Page

Online Registration

Register by Mail or Fax

2014 Award Recipients

Hotel Information

Honorary Committee

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