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20 Under 40 San Angelo

San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter presents U.S. Air Force Capt. Johnathan Shour, 17th Training Wing chaplain, with a plaque to congratulate him on being one of 20 selected nominees for 20 Under 40 San Angelo at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, December 5, 2019. The 20 selectees were from all walks of life including lawyers, doctors, and school teachers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood)

San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter presents U.S. Air Force Capt. Johnathan Shour, 17th Training Wing chaplain, with a plaque to congratulate him on being one of 20 selected nominees for 20 Under 40 San Angelo at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, December 5, 2019. The 20 selectees were from all walks of life including lawyers, doctors, and school teachers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 17th Training Wing command chief, speaks to the 20 selectees of the 20 Under 40 San Angelo at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, December 5, 2019. 20 Under 40 San Angelo is a program created to recognize 20 people under the age of 40 that are influential members of the city. 
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 17th Training Wing command chief, speaks to the 20 selectees of the 20 Under 40 San Angelo at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, December 5, 2019. 20 Under 40 San Angelo is a program created to recognize 20 people under the age of 40 that are influential members of the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Members of the San Angelo community were recognized for being members of the 2019 20 Under 40 San Angelo class at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Dec. 6.

20 Under 40 San Angelo is a program created to recognize 20 people under the age of 40 that are influential members of the city.

“We have people from all walks of life,” said Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, Goodfellow Air Force Base 17th Training Wing command chief and keynote speaker for the event. “Doctors and school teachers and professors, and I am excited about it.”

Out of all possible nominees, only 20 were chosen and honored for their success and leadership qualities. Among those 20 were doctors, teachers, business owners, and our very own Capt. Jonathan Shour, one of the 17th Training Wing Chaplains.

Shour was chosen for his ability to connect the base and his church to the community around it. His efforts made a lasting connection between the Goodfellow AFB Chapel, local churches and businesses.

Kirkpatrick spoke to the nominees about what it means to be a leader. He reminded them that to be the greatest they must first call themselves the greatest, then strive to live up to their claim.

Each nominee was awarded a plaque and an interview of each was played for the audience.