On March 31, 2008 at the Mount Angel Seminary Annual Annunciation Dinner, Deacon Bro. Thomas Reeves was awarded the prestigious 2008 St. Paul Preaching Award. Each year this award is given to a member of the graduating deacon class who exemplifies the preaching method and standards as taught by Mount Angel Seminary. Bro. Thomas Reeves, along with Bro. Robert Barcelos, will be ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ on June 13, 2008.