The Foundation team is dedicated to helping you be the best steward of your God-given resources.
Pamela Blackstock, Charlotte
Rob Byrd, Charlotte
Tom Latimer, Mint Hill
Bill Mileham, Charlotte
Leesa Sluder, Asheville
Brad Chapman, Mocksville
Jennifer Davis, Gastonia
Ken Lyon, High Point
Anne Martin, Lake Junaluska
Will Rucker, Shelby
Mark Bailey, Asheville
David Mildenberg, Charlotte
Wanda Musgrave, Charlotte
Melvin Scales, Winston-Salem
Steve Wilson, Davidson
Tony Orsbon, Legal Counsel
Ken Carter, WNCC Resident Bishop
Amy Coles, WNCC Assistant to the Bishop
Mark King, WNCC Conference Treasurer
Jae Lee, WNCC Director of Missional Engagement & Connectional Relationships
George Coates, WNCC Council on Finance & Administration
Lacy Baynes, Greensboro
Chris Davis, Davidson
Sam Smith, Charlotte
Harley Dickson, Deceased
Carlton Fleming, Deceased
Goldston Harris, Deceased
Johnie Jones, Deceased
Royce O. Reynolds, Deceased
Dr. John Sills, Deceased
Theodore (Ted) Sumner, Deceased
The Foundation has actively managed investments since 1985. Since that time, we have grown to become one of the largest United Methodist Foundations with current assets nearing $300 million.
One of our primary goals is to help you be the best steward of the monies entrusted to you. We offer a variety of fund options to help you best meet your investment goals, while also respecting your tolerance for risk. All of our funds are invested in socially responsible ways that offer competitive returns at competitively low administrative fees.
However, while fund management is a huge part of our ministry, the Foundation is much more:
We believe it is an honor and a privilege to be in ministry with you. We view the work of the Foundation to be a calling. Therefore, we view every encounter with a church, related institution or individual to be an opportunity to strengthen God’s kingdom.
Please know that the board members and staff of the Foundation continue to be in prayer with and for you. Our mission and vision statement underscore our daily commitment:
The United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. is a ministry of the Church for the Church, whose mission is to build the Church for generations to come. We fulfill this mission by investing in people, churches and related institutions and innovation. We envision a Church where people live out their discipleship through the faithful stewardship of their God-given resources.
Grace and Peace,
David A. Snipes, Chief Executive Officer