Reverend Stephen Holzhalb, III was honored with the 2022 Community Leadership Award in recognition of his prominent role in improving the community’s quality of life through exemplary service, leadership and outstanding accomplishments. He has worked tirelessly for more than 50 years in St. Tammany developing many education and service projects. These accomplishments include helping start and then serving on the founding board of Christ Episcopal School; being instrumental in the development of Hospice of St. Tammany; working with other community leaders to start Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West—then the tenth of what are now more than 2,000 affiliates worldwide; and building Christwood Retirement Community 26 years ago and still serving as its executive officer for the last 18 years.

Joan Coffman with St. Tammany Health System presented the award. Pictured are Coffman and Reverend Stephen Holzhalb, III.