Remembering Rob Byrd, friend and cheerleader for Foundation

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of former Foundation board member Rob Byrd.

Rob joined the Foundation family in 2002 as a member of the Investment Team. Through the years, he served in various leadership positions, including on the team that oversees financial practices and audits. More recently, Rob served on the Foundation’s Executive Team in his capacity as Corporate Treasurer.

Rob retired after a 40-year career in public accounting, much of which was spent with Arthur Andersen and later Grant Thornton.

Rob was instrumental in helping to form Foundation policy. Just as importantly, he was a consummate cheerleader for our ministry offerings. Rob took great pride in the growth and success of the Foundation. He will be greatly missed, but always remembered.

Please join the staff as we pray for Rob’s wife, Shirley, as well as their two daughters, sons in law, and grandchildren.

Read the obituary

Please click here to read Rob’s obituary as shared by Kenneth W. Poe Funeral Service.

Make a memorial gift

Please click here to make a gift to the Rob Byrd Memorial Fund through the Foundation’s secure, online giving portal.

Checks may be mailed to United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc., 13816 Professional Center Drive, Suite 100, Huntersville, NC 28078. Please note Rob Byrd Memorial Fund on the memo line.

Stories you may be interested in

Foundation welcomes new staff members to the team

Candace Williams, Caroline Wood and Jan Umbarger have joined the Foundation staff.

>

Church economics are changing fast. Here’s how to adapt.

Learn how generational giving patterns are changing -- and why conversations around money and property should change, too.

>

Welcome, SEJ Association of United Methodist Foundations

The Foundation will host the 2024 Meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Foundations April 21-23, 2024.

>