VANCOUVER — The 15th annual Clark County Prayer Breakfast drew a full room of area residents who attended the event that aims to inspire members of the community to “honor, encourage and support each other.” The event was held at the Vancouver Hilton.
According to Clark County Prayer Breakfast organizers, the mission of the event can be summed up as “residents, businesses and organizations honoring, thanking and praying for our community leaders and those that serve and protect us.”
Those in attendance paid up to $40 per person to attend the event. Keynote speaker at this year’s Prayer Breakfast was Dr. Lori Salierno, founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, a progressive youth development nonprofit organization with the mission to transform young people into the leaders of tomorrow by coaching them through effective programs, innovative materials and well-prepared professionals.
Salierno is also co-creator of the Teach One to Lead One philosophy, a “life-changing philosophy that addresses the needs of parents and youth and challenges them to apply truth to everyday living while maintaining a spirit of adventure and celebration.”
Bill Ritchie, retired pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. David Madore, founder and owner of the event’s platinum sponsor US Digital, was also a featured speaker at the prayer breakfast.
The Mountain View High School choir performed for those in attendance and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Colorguard provided the Presentation of Colors. Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rey Reynolds once again offered his inspirational version of The National Anthem and later he sang “Amazing Grace.’’