Stockbridge First UMC Strengthens its Financial Future!

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BY NANCY YOUNG, GUMF VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

Lead Pastor Rev. Andy Postell and his top-notch financial team at Stockbridge First UMC have worked hard to strengthen the Church’s financial health.

When Postell learned about the Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s Legacy Ministry Training in 2017, he recruited Jim McSpadden to chair this initiative. McSpadden, along with a dedicated team, completed this program in record time. Since then, GUMF has offered three free Wills Clinics to church members who later receive additional help completing their estate planning documents.

Postell and McSpadden also partnered with James (Jim) F. Pope, GUMF’s Director of Lending, to refinance their loan with more favorable terms saving the Church thousands of dollars each year.

Postell says, “GUMF has been a tremendous resource for our church. By giving us the tools to talk about legacy giving and by refinancing our loan, GUMF has helped Stockbridge First attain a better financial position that will impact our community for generations to come.”