GUMF Welcomes Two New Board Members


Kathryn H. Dennis and Kathy R. McCollum, both of Macon, Ga., were recently elected to the Georgia United Methodist Foundation Board of Trustees. They began their three-year term of service on July 1, 2017.

 “We are very blessed to have Kathryn and Kathy serve alongside us,” said Rev. Keith Lawder, GUMF President/CEO. “Their leadership skills, insight and commitment to serving the United Methodist community will strengthen our ability to sow the seeds of faith for future generations.”

Dennis serves as President of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG). She joined CFCG in June 2002 and works closely with the CFCG’s Board, staff, and donors to encourage philanthropy and make communities stronger in their region.

Dennis is a graduate of the University of Georgia, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Macon. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Peyton Anderson Foundation, Community Health Services, Inc., and the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance. Dennis is also a member of Mercer University’s Innovation Center Steering Committee, Navicent Health’s Audit Committee, the Foundation Center-Atlanta's Advisory Board, Career Women’s Network, and Vineville UMC in Macon, Ga.

In August 2015, McCollum began her tenure as President and CEO of Wesley Glen Ministries, a United Methodist agency of The South Georgia Conference that cares for adults with developmental disabilities. Her duties include day-to-day management, overseeing the performance of 90 employees, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, fundraising, public speaking, and advocacy.

McCollum has held numerous financial- and stewardship-related volunteer positions in her local church and in the North and South Georgia Conferences. Previously, she worked in telecommunications for 34 years before retiring as Director of Construction for the State of Georgia. McCollum holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from LaGrange College and a master’s degree from Wesleyan College. McCollum is a member of Riverside UMC in Macon, Ga.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2017 edition of Faith & Money, a publication of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation.