The Christus Award is given annually to individuals in recognition of the contributions they have made to strengthen the bridge between the church and the university and/or who have made significant contributions to higher education in the ELCA.
Rev. Frank Nausin '70 '74
Pastor Frank Nausin is a retired ELCA pastor who served nearly 40 years in parish ministry. He served Bethany in Scottsdale, Az., Mt. Cross in Camarillo, Ca., Tanque Verde in Tucson Az. (20 years) and Holy Trinity Thousand Oaks, (11 years).
A native of California, he was born and raised Albany. He is a 1970 graduate of California Lutheran College, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in 1974. Frank is married to Linda, class of 1970 and has two sons Tim, who has a BA and MBA from Cal Lutheran and Jeremy who also has a BA from Cal Lutheran and his MDIV from Luther Seminary.
Frank previously served as a Convocator for over 22 years and was the chair for 11 years. As the chair of the Convocation, he also served on the Board of Regents. Frank and his wife Linda now live in Tucson Arizona, Linda having retired from working at CLU. Frank loves to run, (Marathons) read, and play golf.
Frank is presently serving on the Board of Regents and finished an interim at Tanque Verde in Tucson in January of this year. In September of 2016, PLTS award Frank their award for excellence in Parish Ministry. One of the greatest joys in Frank’s life is to have 4 granddaughters born in the last 6 years.
|Recipients of the Christus Award|
|2017||The Rev. Frank Nausin|
|2016||The Rev. Paul Evenson|
|2013||Jim and Sue Swenson|
|2012||Dr. Jerry Miller|
|2011||The Rev. Dr. Paul Egertson|
|2010||Mr. Marvin Soiland|
|2009||The Rev. Dr. Howie Wennes|
|2008||Mrs. Beverly Anderson|
|2007||The Rev. Lauren "Bud" Egdahl|
|2006||The Rev. Dr. Luther Olmon|
|2005||Dr. Louise Evenson & Karsten Lundring|
|2004||Mr. Norman Lueck|
|2003||The Rev. Gerry Swanson and Dr. Jan Bowman|
|2002||The Rev. John Embree|
|2001||Mr. Bob Samuelson|
|2000||The Rev. Paul Nakamura/Aina Abrahamson|
|1999||The Rev. Quentin Garman|
|1998||Dr. Ray & Mrs. Helen Olson|
|1997||The Rev. Erling & Dr. Marge Wold|
|1996||Dr. Gaylerd Mercer & Mrs. Joan Falde|
|1995||The Rev. Carl & Mrs. Ruth Segerhammar|
|1994||The Rev. James Bessey|
|1993||Mr. Gaylord Mercer|
|1992||Ms. Diane Nelson|