“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.” –Robert K. Greenleaf

Kris Gill is a lifelong resident of Morgan County. She is a devoted wife and loving mother of two sons. Kris has been an employee of Home Bank since 1989, serving primarily in the loan servicing department. Her loyalty and hard work show through in every way in her job. She stands out among her family and friends for her dedication and hard work to the causes that are near and dear to her heart. Aside from being a great employee, wife, mother, friend, and daughter, Kris is the definition of a servant leader. She serves first, aspires to lead, puts other’s needs above her own, focuses on the growth and well-being of her community, and goes above and beyond the call of duty in all areas of her life.

Home Bank will present the 2023 Annual Kris Gill Servant Leadership Award October 3rd, 2023 to a qualified individual and a donation in the amount of $7,500.00 will be made to a 501(c)3 organization of their choice on October 3rd, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Brickhouse on Main in Martinsville. A donation can be made to more than one 501(c)3 organization, not to exceed the maximum donation of $7,500.00. The recipient must be available to attend the presentation. The Kris Gill Servant Leadership Award recognizes individuals for their exemplary volunteer service.

Please read the entire list of instructions below carefully. Incomplete applications or applications with missing information and attachments may not be considered.

Eligibility requirements for candidates:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live or work in Morgan, Hendricks, or Johnson County
  • Meet the 5 characteristics of a Servant Leader:
    • Passion
    • Dedication
    • Empathy
    • Encouraging
    • Building Community
  • Exemplify that the “how and why” of volunteering is as important as the “what will be done.”
  • Not be employed by Home Bank
  • Not a previous winner of the award:
    • 2017 – Kris Gill, American Cancer Society Relay for Life
    • 2018 – John Hurst, Reformers Unanimous
    • 2019 – Penni Risner, St. Thomas More Clinc; readUP/United Way; The Compassionate Friends
    • 2020 – Natalie Underwood, The Alex and Ali Foundation
    • 2021 – Dr. David Imler, Hope Healthcare Services
    • 2022 – Robin McDaniel, YMCA of Morgan County
  • Application must be completed by the individual who is nominating another individual for the KGSL award. They must include a 500-word essay describing the individual being nominated. The application and essay should be typed or legibly printed in blue or black ink. Please include how they represent the 5 characteristics of a Servant Leader and examples of special tasks and projects in which the nominee has been involved. Also include any leadership skills which set the nominee apart from his/her peers and how you have observed, witnessed, or been involved with the nominee.
  • Questions should be directed to Melissa Phillips at Home Bank (mphillips@homebanksb.com):
  • Application and essay must be delivered by 4PM on July 31st, 2023
  • Prefer a paper nomination form? You can download one here.

Nomination Form

Section I: Individual Completing Application

Section II: Nominee Information

Section III: Volunteer Activities
List the volunteer activities in which the nominee has participated during the past 2 years. Begin with the most recent activity.

Section IV: Essay
Explain how the nominee demonstrates and promotes the 5 Characteristics of a Servant Leader. (The 5 Characteristics are: Passion, Dedication, Empathy, Encouraging, Building Community.)

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