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, 2022, our 2022-2023 Board will consist of the followed 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.

Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC, Marietta

The Rev. J. Robert Beckum

SOMA Foundation, Columbus

C. Bert Bennett

Draffin & Tucker, LLP, Albany

The Rev. Dr. Rodrigo Cruz

The North Georgia Conference Central East District Superintendent, Lawrenceville

David A. Duke, Immediate Past Chair

Retired, Brady Ware & Company, Roswell

Katrina Hansen Voegtlin

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Atlanta

Brittney Haynes

Guardian Life, Atlanta

Lauren Isom

Griner-Isom Financial Strategies, Columbus

Wesley French

The Rev. Dr. Millie L. Kim

Second Avenue UMC, Rome 

Russell Lipford

Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker, LLC, Macon

The Rev. Dr. William Bert Neal III

The North Georgia Conference, Retired  Elder, Jonesboro

Georgia G. Slagle

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

The Rev. Doreen Smalls

The South Georgia Conference Southwest District Superintendent, Cordele 

Cater C. Thompson

Jones Cork, LLP, Macon

William A. Vogel

Montag & Caldwell, Atlanta

Calvin Stamps

The Rev. Karen Elaine Webster Parks

St. James UMC, Alpharetta

The Rev. Elaine Wilder

Level Creek UMC, Suwanee

The Rev. Will Zant

Haygood Memorial UMC, Atlanta


Bishop Robin Dease

Resident Bishop, North Georgia Area

Bishop David Graves

Resident Bishop, South Georgia Area

Allison Berg

The North Georgia Conference Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Atlanta

Suzanne Jones

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

Mathew A. Pinson

Georgia United Methodist Foundation President and CEO

Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Regional Vice President

Russell H. Jones

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Senior Vice President/CFO/ Treasurer