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, 2021, our 2021-2022 Board will consist of the following elected and ex-officio members.

Kathryn H. Dennis, Chair

Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Macon

Ruth A. Knox, Vice Chair

Retired, Wesleyan College, Thomson

Charles L. Bachman Jr.

GDCR Attorneys At Law, Marietta

William T. Daniel Jr.

Retired, Vaden Automotive Group, Savannah

David A. Duke, Immediate Past Chair

Retired, Brady Ware & Company, Roswell

Brittney Haynes

Sharecare, Inc. Atlanta

Lauren Isom

Griner-Isom Financial Strategies, Columbus

The Rev. Dr. Bernice W. Kirkland

The North Georgia Conference Director of Community Discipleship and Development, Atlanta

The Rev. Dr. William B. Neal III

Wesley Chapel UMC, McDonough

Richard Shinhoster

Diaspora Marketplace, Savannah

Georgia G. Slagle

Howard, Moore & McDuffie, P.C., Macon

The Rev. Doreen Smalls

The South Georgia Conference Southwest District, Cordele

Cater C. Thompson

Jones Cork, LLP, Macon 

William A. Vogel

Montag & Caldwell, Atlanta

The Rev. Elaine Wilder

Level Creek UMC, Suwanee

The Rev. Will Zant

Haygood Memorial UMC, Atlanta




Bishop David Graves

Resident Bishop, South Georgia Area

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson

Resident Bishop, North Georgia Area

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