Concordia College honored Dr. Matthew Culloton ’98 and Betsy Grams ’98 as the 2019 Sent Forth recipients.
The Sent Forth Award is presented to young alumni who have made an impact early in their career, emphasizing service to others and demonstrating a strong vocational commitment. With an array of experiences and accolades, Culloton and Grams shared their stories of serving others throughout their careers.
Culloton earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is currently choirmaster at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minn., and an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas.
He is the founding artistic director of The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists. He has composed works for The Singers and the Dale Warland Singers, among others. He is editor of the “Christmas with The Singers Choral Series” and co-editor of the “Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series.”
Grams is co-founder and executive director of CycleHealth. Founded in 2014, CycleHealth aims to equips kids with the knowledge and tools necessary to power their own wellness. Sweat Rx is an innovative platform created by CycleHealth that can be prescribed by pediatricians in more than 50 clinics in the Twin Cities.
Sweat Rx uses adventure and goal-attainment programs to encourage active engagement between children and their health and wellness. Prior to directing CycleHealth, Grams was a high school English teacher and director of an alternative school for students at risk of not graduating.
Culloton and Grams have embodied the qualities of the Sent Forth recipient throughout their careers and were honored by the college during commencement weekend.