Our Board

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Members are elected to three-year terms and confirmed by The North and South Georgia Conferences of The United Methodist Church at its annual meetings. Effective July 1, 2020, our 2020-2021 Board will consist of the following elected and ex-officio members.

David A. Duke, Chair

Retired, Brady Ware & Company, Atlanta

Kathryn H. Dennis, Vice Chair

Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Macon

C. Bert Bennett

Draffin Tucker, LLP, Albany

Tracy L. Crump

Retired, Foundation of Wesley Woods, Brookhaven

William T. Daniel Jr., Immediate Past Chair

Retired, Vaden Automotive Group, Savannah

Lee D. Highsmith

Good News Clinics, Gainesville

Lauren Griner Isom

Griner-Isom Financial Strategies, Columbus

Rev. Hyo Shik Kim

Rock Springs UMC, Rock Springs

Rev. Dr. Bernice W. Kirkland

The North Georgia Conference Center for Clergy Excellence, Atlanta

Ruth A. Knox

Retired, Wesleyan College, Thomson

Kathy McCollum

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Macon

Rev. Dr. William B. Neal III

Wesley Chapel UMC, McDonough

Richard Shinhoster

Diaspora Marketplace, Savannah 

Georgia G. Slagle

Howard, Moore & McDuffie, PC, Macon

Rev. Doreen Smalls

The South Georgia Conference Southwest District, Cordele

Calvin R. Stamps

Bretwood Capital Partners, Atlanta

William A. Vogel

Montag & Caldwell, Atlanta  

Rev. Elaine Wilder

Level Creek UMC, Suwanee

Rev. Will Zant

Haygood Memorial UMC, Atlanta








Bishop R. Lawson Bryan

Resident Bishop, The South Georgia Conference, Macon

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson

Resident Bishop, The North Georgia Conference, Atlanta

Keith M. Cox

Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, The North Georgia Conference, Atlanta

Dr. Derek W. McAleer

Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, The South Georgia Conference, Macon