UMDF Board Members and Bios

 
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Ruby D. Anderson

Ruby D. Anderson was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education by Lincoln University in Missouri and earned a Master of Science degree from Indiana University. Anderson’s career has included teaching social studies and most recently, as a real estate broker.

Anderson served as a United Methodist Church volunteer-in-mission to Liberia; as Mission Ambassador for the Detroit Annual Conference to Sudan; as a volunteer-in-mission to Haiti; and as the leader of a volunteer-in-mission team to Northern Ireland. Anderson serves as a volunteer at several local nursing homes in the Detroit metropolitan area, and as a local and state officer of Church Women United.

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Shawn Bakker

Shawn Bakker is an accomplished nonprofit executive and social entrepreneur. She has twenty years of experience in nonprofit leadership, development and communications. Since 2017, she has been the President of the Nashville Public Library Foundation, where she has helped raise over $4 million to support the award-winning programs of the Nashville Public Library.

Her career has taken her from hands-on work with low-income immigrant families to leadership roles in complex global organizations. Before joining the Library Foundation, she was the Executive Publisher of The Upper Room, Deputy General Secretary of Communications and Development, and Director of The Advance and Development for the General Board of Global Ministries for The United Methodist Church.

Prior to her involvement with Global Ministries, Bakker was the founder and Director of Project Transformation, a not-for-profit organization in Dallas that connected young adults seeking leadership opportunities to urban communities.

Bakker and her husband, Jeremy, love to go on bike rides, attend soccer games, and read with their three children: Elijah (9), Savannah (6) and Noah (4). They are members of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Keith Cox

Keith Cox was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Cox has a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University and is a Certified Treasury Professional within the Association of Financial Professionals. Cox is presently Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves as CFO of Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center.

His career has included work in the healthcare field, serving as a hospital CFO, CEO and Group CEO for Charter Medical Corp. and Universal Health Services, Inc. Prior to those roles, Cox worked in telecommunications.

Cox is a Member of Dunwoody UMC in Dunwoody, Georgia; served as Jurisdictional Delegate in 2004 and 2012; and is a member of the Rotary Club of Brookhaven (Atlanta).

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Roland Fernandes

Roland Fernandes is the Chief Operating Officer and General Treasurer of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church (Global Ministries). He is currently also the Co-Executive Director and Treasurer of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and provides the staff oversight for the United Methodist Development Fund (UMDF) for Global Ministries.

Fernandes has worked with Global Ministries since 1995 in various capacities starting with Area Financial Executive for Global Ministries in India and Philippines in 1995 and 1996 before moving to New York at the beginning of 1997 to serve as Comptroller of UMCOR and the Health and Welfare unit of Global Ministries. From the year 2000, Fernandes served as the Treasurer of UMCOR, the Health and Welfare unit, and UMDF. Since 2003, he has been serving as the General Treasurer of GBGM with financial oversight and responsibility for all entities within Global Ministries. He has also served twice as interim Treasurer of the Women’s Division of Global Ministries. In 2016, Fernandes was elected as the Chief Operating Officer in addition to being General Treasurer. As of March 2018, he is also the Co-Executive Director of UMCOR. Prior to working for Global Ministries, Fernandes was the Chief Auditor of the Methodist Church in India for eight years from 1988-1995.

Originally from India, Fernandes attended St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India and graduated in 1985 with a Master of Commerce degree from Calcutta University. He has also been a Chartered Accountant, the British equivalent to a CPA, since 1987.

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Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartman

Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartman is the founder of Gideon Advisors, a consulting firm committed to “walking with people into the future” as they navigate life and career transitions and advance Christian values in the marketplace. A seasoned executive with 30 years of success creating shareholder value for Fortune 500 firms, he graduated in 2013 with a Master of Divinity and in 2018 with a Doctorate in Ministry from Drew University Theological School, earning the Daniel P. Kidder Award for the highest GPA in Pastoral Care.

Offering a rare blend of strategic and tactical business acumen with Christian principles, Hartman fosters professional and business growth while providing actionable insight to strengthen a unique personal relationship with God.

Prior to founding Gideon Advisors, he was the Executive VP and CFO at Yankee Candle Company, Cushman and Wakefield, and Foot Locker, Inc. where he established global banking and capital market structures and contributed to significant increases in enterprise value.

An active corporate and non-profit board member, Hartman serves as President and Chairman of the Board for A Future with Hope; he also serves on the Board of Street Squash, providing academic enrichment programs for urban youth, and most recently was elected to the Board of Trustees for Drew University.

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Rev. Mary Kohstaedt Huycke

Rev. Mary Kohlstaedt Huycke is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church previously serving as the interim District Superintendent (DS) for the 7 Rivers District of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Courageous Space Coaching & Consulting, where she has worked for the past 15 years as as a leadership coach helping clergy, congregations, and judicatory bodies navigate change and transition.

Certified as a professional co-active coach in 2003 and with advanced certificates in organizational and systems coaching, Huycke works across denominational lines helping leaders and working at the intersection of leadership development, organizational development, and spiritual direction. Denominationally, she has served GBHEM in a variety of capacities, from coaching staff at the annual New DS & DCM training, to developing materials for the New Clergy 360, to assisting with training and learning events overseas in Russia and the UK.

She currently is her conference’s clergy head of delegation for General Conference. Huycke has served previously as a District Superintendent and pastored in settings ranging from a new church start to redevelopment. She is the co-author of three Alban Institute books: Pathway to Renewal, Practicing Right Relationship, Redeveloping the Congregation, and a contributor to the volume When a Congregation is Betrayed.

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Dr. Maggie Jackson

Dr. Maggie Jackson grew up in Alabama and received a full scholarship to study Sociology at Northwestern College in Iowa. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she pursued a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Denver in Colorado. This provided the opportunity to work for the Denver County Department of Public Welfare, which allowed Jackson to work with students. She loved her work so much she pursed a Ph.D. in Social Work at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

Following her Ph.D., Jackson became a professor at Cleveland State University in order to continue working with students. While there, she published two books and several journal articles. She also served as the Director of the School for Social Work for 18 years and received the Cleveland State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service in 2010.

Jackson is a faithful United Methodist, who served on the board for GBHEM for eight years. She served on the board of GBGM for eight years as well, taking the leadership role of Personnel Chair and as a current member of the Audit Committee. She was a four-time delegate to General Conference, President of UMW for the East Ohio Conference, VP of UMW for the North Central Jurisdiction, and VP of UMW Social Action at the national level. Furthermore, she served on the Board of Trustees with Africa University for fourteen years and recently had an endowed scholarship named in her honor.

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George Johnson Jr.

George E. Johnson is a native of Port Arthur, Texas and was educated in the public-school system. Johnson received Bachelor Degrees in Sociology & Political Science from Lamar University in 1969. He has earned numerous Certificates and Certifications in finance, real estate appraisals and real estate management. Johnson has also served as Adjutant Professor in Commercial Real Estate at Texas Southern University and is a Certified Mediator.

Johnson Jr., is CEO of George E. Johnson Development Inc. a Brokerage and Real Estate Development firm founded in 1974. The company has evolved into a comprehensive development firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate with a specialization in community development for non-profit organizations. The firm also offers construction management and interior design services.

Johnson has been awarded numerous awards including the Houston Chamber of Commerce Coveted Pinnacle Award, the Realtist of The Year Award, the Jaycees Outstanding Men of America Award, Fort Bend County Service Award, the TWEF International Leadership Award, Alpha Phi Alpha Service Award, the United Methodist Man of the Year Award and TALHFA 2015 Member of the Year and is a 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee of the Greater Black Chamber of Commerce. One of his most cherished Award was to be honored as one of Houston’s five “Fathers of the Year Award” in 2010.

George and wife Thomasine are the proud parents of four adult children Coy (Roxanne), George III (Endia), Quincy and Courtney (Teeba). They all play an active role in George E. Johnson Development Inc. The joys of his life are their five grandsons George IV, James, Quincy Jr., Aaron and Carter and two granddaughters Mia and Taylor.

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Henry C. Joyner

Henry C. Joyner retired from American Airlines in July 2009 after a 29 year career there. He joined American as a financial analyst in 1980, after earning an MBA from the University of Chicago. Moving to the Marketing Department in 1982, he was involved in the development of the AAdvantage(R) marketing and frequent flyer program, the industry’s first.

He became Managing Director of Airline Planning in 1987 and was named Vice President of Personnel Resources in 1989. Joyner became Vice President of Marketing Planning in 1990 and was named Senior Vice President – Planning in 2000. In that last position, Joyner directed the company’s strategic planning activities including scheduling, revenue management, corporate real estate, fleet planning, airline alliances, and international regulatory affairs. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1976 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 1978, before pursuing his MBA.

Currently, he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas; as board chair for Project Transformation National, a United Methodist Church affiliated non profit focused on children’s summer learning and spiritual enrichment; and on the Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation where he is a past board chair. Joyner resides in Colleyville, TX, with his wife Betsy where they are members of First United Methodist Church Hurst.

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Charles King

Charles King grew up in Muleshoe, Texas and pursued a BBA at Texas Tech University. Following his degree, he returned to Muleshoe to work in his family’s agricultural supply company. After three years, King decided to attend Texas Tech University’s School of Law.

From 1975 until 2003, King was a partner in the Gibson, Ochsner, and Adkins Law Firm in Amarillo. Then in 2003, he became a partner in the Sprouse Shrader Smith, PLLC. He was a partner until 2016 and currently serves Of Counsel. For 43 years, he has focused on estate planning, probate, and tax and trust administration. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Council, and a speaker and Course Chair for Texas State Bar continuing education events.

Beyond his legal work, King has made a point of serving the community. He was on the SPRC and Board of Trustees at Polk Street United Methodist Church, where he is a member. Currently, he is on the TMF Board, Executive Committee, and the President’s Advisory Council. King has served on the Board of Directors for the Amarillo Goodwill Industries, Amarillo Area Foundation, and the Harrington Cancer Center, where he was also a Chair of the Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committees for the University of Texas and Texas Tech University

King has been married for 51 years to his beloved wife, Jan. They have three children, four grandchildren, and Jan has one great-grandchild.

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Kristi Kinnison

Kristi Kinnison discovered her passion for church stewardship in 2007 when she was challenged with organizing the annual giving campaign at her church. Since then, she has grown deeply in the spiritual practice of faithful financial management, generosity, and holistic stewardship. A sought after speaker, she has presented to thousands of people about estate planning, church money management, and individual finance.

Kinnison has been Executive Director of the Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation since 2010. She has more than 30 years of business management experience in nonprofits, mortgage banking, and manufacturing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Colorado, Denver. A life-long United Methodist, she and her 17-year-old daughter are members of Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver. Calling Colorado home for most of her life, Kinnison feels blessed to combine her education and business experience with her faith.

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Wayne Moy

Wayne Moy was the Executive Director of The United Methodist Development Fund (UMDF) from May 2005 to December 2007, and Co-Executive Director of UMDF from December 2011 to December 2017. Between September 2008 and January 2014, Moy also served GBGM as Associate Treasurer and Director of General Services and Asset Management, which also included property, insurance and investments. Moy is currently the property manager for United Methodist Women.

Prior to joining UMDF, Moy worked in financial services for over 20 years. He was employed at Charles Schwab Capital Markets as a Trader / Market Maker from April 1998 to December 2002. He was also an Analyst / Database Administrator for Atlantic Portfolio Analytics Management, a fixed income money manager specializing in analyzing and trading mortgage and asset backed securities. Additionally, Moy worked as a High Net Worth Money Manager for International Assets Advisory Corp, and as an Institutional Investor Account Manager at Instinet – Reuters.

Moy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University in 1995. He is a member of the Securities Traders Association, and has passed the NASD Series 7, 55, and 63 examinations. Moy also serves on a few investment committees and Board of Directors, including for the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.

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Rev. Rene A. Perez

Reverend Rene A. Perez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. His family moved to Uniondale, NY when Rene was 15 years old during the civil war in El Salvador. Since 2011, Perez, his wife Wanda, and their three kids reside in Massachusetts, where he serves as Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. Previously, he served as the District Superintendent of the Central Massachusetts District of the New England Annual Conference. Perez graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a BA in liberal arts with a concentration in Psychology; and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ.

He served as Director of Latino Ministries and Director of Congregational Development in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference from 2000 to 2008. Before then, Perez served with his wife Wanda, as co-pastors of a multicultural congregation in Philadelphia, PA from 1993 to 2000. From 2008 to 2011, Perez served as the Senior Pastor of the Lititz United Methodist Church in Lititz, PA. During his time at Lititz, the church built a medical clinic, a trade school and a drinking well in Musese, Kenya.

Perez has also served as delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2004, 2008 and 2016. In 2004 and 2008, he was a delegate representing the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference; and in 2016, he was representing the New England Annual Conference. Perez is a certified professional coach and is currently serving in the United Methodist Northeast Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals as secretary. In the Annual Conference, he has served as dean of cabinet, the conference connectional table, the conference board of community and congregational development, the conference JFON board, and the conference committee on nominations.

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Rev. Dr. Gil Rendle

Rev. Dr. Gil Rendle is a retired Senior Vice President and part-time Consultant with The Texas Methodist Foundation in Austin, Texas and as an independent consultant working with issues of change and leadership in denominations. Prior to this position he served the Alban Institute as an author, seminar leader, and senior consultant for twelve years. An ordained United Methodist minister, Rendle served as senior pastor of two urban congregations in Pennsylvania for sixteen years and as a denominational consultant for The United Methodist Church for nine years.

Rendle has an extensive background in organizational development, group and systems theory, and leadership development. He has consulted with congregations on planning, staff and leadership development, and issues of change. He is well known for his work with middle judicatory and national denominational offices and staff as they wrestle with denominational and congregational change.
In training workshops and conferences, Rendle has led numerous large and small groups in practical learning that directly impacts participants’ decisions and practice in their leadership roles. He is the author of nine books, a contributor to four books, and the author of numerous articles and monographs. His most recent books include Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches (2010) and Back to Zero: The Search to Rediscover the Methodist Movement (2011) both published by Abingdon Press and Doing the Math of Mission: Fruits, Faithfulness and Metrics (2014) published by Rowman & Littlefield. He is currently working on book number ten. Rendle is a resident of Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Lynne.

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Rev. Dr. Eduardo Rivera

Rev. Dr. Eduardo (Eddie) Rivera has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years in both Mexico and the United States, ministering in the Conferencia Annual Oriental (Mexico), Southern Illinois Conference (now Illinois Great Rivers Conference), Northwest Texas Conference, and in the New Mexico Conference, where he currently serves as the District Superintendent of the El Paso District. Rivera attended the 2008 and 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences as a reserve delegate. In 2016, he was the head of the New Mexico delegation for the General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Additionally, he will be leading the New Mexico delegation to the Special General Conference in February of 2019.

In the summer of 1979, Rivera received God’s call to ordained ministry in the Methodist Church of Mexico. He holds a Bachelor’s of Theology Degree from the Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley (Monterrey, Mexico), a Master’s of Theology Degree, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree, both from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rivera is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and is married to Hilda, a professional educator. They are the proud parents of their daughter Lizet and son-in-law Derek Dickinson, both of whom are attorneys in Illinois. Recently, they welcomed their first grandchild, Olivia, into the family.

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Rev. Dr. Owen Ross

Since July 1, 2017, Rev. Dr. Owen Ross has been the Director for the Center of Church Development for the North Texas Conference UMC. In this role, Ross leads the vitalization and church planting strategies for The United Methodist Church in North Texas and serves on the Bishop’s Cabinet. Dr. Ross serves as a director in the Texas Lyceum and on the boards of the Texas Methodist Foundation and the Fairfield Sponsors and Outreach Association – Zimbabwe.

Prior to this work, Ross served as the founding pastor of La Fundición de Cristo/Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission for fifteen years. From knocking doors and gathering a small group of persons in his living room, Christ’s Foundry grew to be in the top two largest Spanish-language congregations in United Methodism.

A native of the rural East Texas town of Henderson, he holds a BA with a double major in International Studies and Political Science from Texas A&M University, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has also done coursework at La Universidad de las Americas – Puebla, Mexico and at Africa University - Zimbabwe. For the past twenty years, he has called Dallas home and is married to Xóchitl Medina Ross of Mexico. They have two rowdy boys, Leland and Larkin, both born in 2014.

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Rev. Kristin Gill Stoneking

As an elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, Rev. Kristin Gill Stoneking currently serves as Lead Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church in Berkeley, California. Stoneking describes her call as one to service, renewal, and transformation. In Cal-Nevada, Stoneking serves as the Chair of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration and on the Core Team lead strategy and mission body.

For 14 years, Stoneking was Executive Director and Campus Pastor at the University of California, Davis, where she developed residential community housing for 42 students, which cost $2.2 million. A new model to support intentional faith development in a diverse environment, this community is the focus of one of the most requested case studies from Harvard University’s Pluralism Project. During her tenure, the historic organization clarified and focused its mission, and grew multifold in staff and budget. She has published on leadership and strategic planning, and has acted as a consultant with GBHEM and conferences in the Western and South Central jurisdictions.

Prior to her current appointment, Stoneking served as the Executive Director of the United States branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in New York, an interfaith peace organization with consultative status at the United Nations. She is a graduate of Rice University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a former Fellow of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, and is in process on a Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union.

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Rev. Dr. Ron Swain

Rev. Dr. Ron Swain has over four decades of experience in higher education administration. For 20 years, Swain served in several positions at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the oldest historically black college in the Southeastern United States. His last position at Shaw was Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Planning. In 1994, he became national director for the final phase of The United Negro College Fund’s Campaign 2000. He subsequently served as the 15th President of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. In August 2000, Swain joined the Senior Staff at Southwestern University as Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning and Assessment. In addition to his higher education career, he is an ordained minister. In 2014, Swain joined the Discipleship Team at The First United Methodist Church of Georgetown as part-time Director of Transformative Missions Ministries.

Swain is the initiator and convener of Courageous Conversations about Race in Georgetown. Since 2014, over five hundred residents have participated in Courageous Conversations as a respectful, civil process of dialogue about the difficult issue of race. A native of Macon, Georgia, Swain holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA; the Master of Divinity degree from the Shaw Divinity School in Raleigh, NC; the Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Doctor of Education degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Carmen Vianese

Carmen Vianese graduated from Herkimer County Community with an Associates of Applied Science degree in the field of Occupational Therapy. Vianese also received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy from the New York Institute of Massage. Since November 1986, Vianese has been employed in Perry, New York, as a staff therapist in the Occupational Therapy Department of the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office of New York State. Prior to that position, Vianese owned and operated Hands of Grace, a private clinical practice engaged in massage therapy, in Nunda New York.

Vianese has served as a member of the board of directors of the Nunda Community Home and as a volunteer for Hospice Massage Therapy services. She is currently serving in her second four year term as a member of the board of directors of the national organization of United Methodist Women; her first four year term as a director of Global Ministries; and, through the New York Annual Conference, as the Vice President of the National Association of the Lay Servant Ministries.

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Rev. Dr. Cynthia Weems

Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems is District Superintendent of the South East District of the Florida Conference and currently serves as Dean of the Cabinet. The SE District spans Delray Beach to Key West and encompasses five language groups. Formerly, she served as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami, a church with an extensive ministry to the diverse homeless population of downtown Miami. Weems has served congregations in Connecticut, Kansas, and Florida. After seminary, she spent two years as a volunteer missionary in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Weems is a Mississippian by birth, later raised in Kansas City, and the daughter of a pastor and public school teacher. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Millsaps College, was a Yale Fellow and Student Body President at Yale Divinity School. Later, she earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Paul School of Theology. Weems was a 2016 clergy delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences from the Florida Conference.

Weems is a storyteller and dynamic preacher as well as an able administrator and leader. She is trilingual, having learned both Spanish and Portuguese in Latin America. She serves on the Board of National Justice for our Neighbors and chairs the Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Advisory Board. She is the proud mother of Mariana, a seventh grader.

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Rev. Sara A. White

Rev. Sara A. White received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina and was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary South, Columbia, South Carolina. Rev. White is the Senior Pastor of Hibben UMC in the Charleston District of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Previously, she served as Director of Congregational Development for the South Carolina Conference from 2012 until 2019.

Prior to that she held the position of District Superintendent of the South Carolina United Methodist Church in the Rock Hill District, and from 2001-2006, was the lead pastor of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Rev. White served as delegate to the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences of The United Methodist Church and has also served as a Jurisdictional Conference delegate for the Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference. Her Annual Conference service includes membership on the Southeastern Jurisdiction Council on Finance and Administration; South Carolina Annual Conference CFA; and the Board of Trustees of the Epworth Children’s Home.

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Kay Yeager

Kay Yaeger served two terms as Mayor of Wichita Falls, TX from 1996 through 2000.

In 2015, Perkins School of Theology named her as a recipient of the 2015 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award to applaud her commitment as a civic leader and community volunteer. Born and raised in Wichita Falls, she graduated from the local high school, before pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. She also attended the University of St. Andrews, Scotland during her junior year. She graduated with honors in 1961 and then went on to serve her community.

She has been a member of many prestigious boards, lending her leadership skills to organizations such as the Board of Directors of the Methodist Children’s Home, Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Texas Utilities Advisory Board, Presbyterian Manor Foundation, and the Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation. Yeager’s work in the larger community includes serving as Chair of the Board of the Yellowstone National Park Foundation and the Notre Dame Advisory Council. Additionally, she served as Chairwoman of the Board of the Multi-Purpose Events Center (MPEC) in Wichita Falls. The final addition of the MPEC complex, completed in 2003, is named the Kay Yeager Coliseum in her honor.

Currently, Yaeger is serving as Chair of the Board with TMF. She and her husband Frank have two daughters, Elizabeth and Linda. They also have four grandchildren. She is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church Wichita Falls.