Meet Glenn Kinken
Glenn is in his sixth year as senior minister at Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem, where he and the staff have made it a mission to reach the next generation of believers. Glenn will join the board as a member of the Class of 2026.
“Our ministry doesn’t stop and start on our doorsteps,” Glenn told a local publication. “We do everything we can to bring church to our community. Our doors are wide open, and we have something for everyone – every day of the week.”
Glenn wants Centenary to be known as the hands and feet of Jesus. “Everyone who walks through our doors, partners with us, or is a recipient of one of our services is a person who is loved by God. So we, too, want to ensure we’re doing our part not only to fulfill the Great Commission to share Jesus, but to also love God first, and our community.”
Before his appointment to Centenary, Glenn served for 10 years as executive pastor at Davidson UMC. He is familiar with the work of the Foundation, having served as senior vice president for planned giving and communication from 2004-07.
Glenn earned a degree in economics from Davidson College in 1992 and a Master of Divinity from Duke University in 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry focused in Management Ministries from Graduate Theological Foundation. Glenn is married to Mary Kinken, a licensed pastoral counselor.
Meet Matt Sink
Matt is a vice president in the Business Execution Services Group at Wells Fargo, a role that involves driving project execution and synthesizing data into actionable information. Matt will fill an open seat on the board in the Class of 2024.
A lifelong United Methodist, Matt took part in the Wesley Foundation at Wake Forest University, worked at Camp Tekoa (where he met his wife, Anna), and served as a youth delegate to Annual Conference. Matt has been an at-large delegate to Annual Conference from the Metro District since 2019. He was also a delegate to the 2004 General Conference and 2020 Jurisdictional conference.
After moving to Charlotte from New York City in 2017, Matt and his family joined Dilworth United Methodist Church, where he chairs the Endowment Committee and serves on the Ministries Council and Finance Committee. He is also a Sunday School leader and volunteer with Room in the Inn.
“I have worked with the Foundation through my role on the Endowment Committee and have seen the ways the Foundation impacts the local churches,” Matt said. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the board and help provide leadership to such an important organization.”
Matt earned a degree in business from Wake Forest in 2007 and returned to the school to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2013. His career has included stops in Raleigh-Durham and New York City, where he was a vice president with Credit Suisse.
Matt and his wife, Anna, have a daughter, Claire, and son, Henry.
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The Foundation will host a series of listening groups to gather input on a strategic visioning process.