BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The Governing Board of the Endowment Fund has 10-12 members; eight of whom are elected by the Council of Bishops and two of whom are senior staff, each of the two named by their General Board. Of the members, three are from Africa, one from Asia, one from Europe, three from the U.S., one senior staff from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and one senior staff from the General Board of Global Ministries. Furthermore, within the eight members elected by the Council of Bishops, there shall be: three Bishops, two theological educators and three persons with endowment expertise. The Governing Board may add up to two additional members for expertise in certain areas of endowment management to serve as full members of the governing board with specific term limits.

 

The Board is accountable and will report annually to the Council of Bishops regarding its activities and its performance in accomplishing its mission and shall be amenable to the General Council on Finance and Administration in the conduct of the financial and administrative responsibilities.

Board members include:

Neil Alexander

President/Publisher, Emeritus

The United Methodist Publishing House

 

Greg Bergquist

Acting General Secretary

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Barbara Boigegrain

General Secretary

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits

Christopher Neyor

Monrovia, Liberia

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

West Ohio Area

Bishop Kasap Owan

South Congo Episcopal Area

Minnis Ridenour

Executive Vice President and COO Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Bishop Patrick P. Streiff

Central and Southern Europe Area

Judge Benjamin Turgano

Quezon City, Philippines

 

Dr. Julio Vilanculos

Cambine, Mozambique

 

Rev. Yollande Yambo  
Area Liaison, Africa General Board of Global Ministries

Read Board Chair Bishop Streiff's testimony about why the Endowment Fund is important and why he got involved.

 

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

To ensure success of the fundraising effort, an international committee is being developed. This committee will be modeled after the successful Central Conference Pension Initiative Campaign General Committee, which successfully raised more than $30,000,000 to provide pensions for Central Conference clergy. The committee structure includes a bishop (active or retired), pastor and individual from each of the five U.S. jurisdictions as well as Europe, Africa and the Philippines. Other Church leaders will also be included.

 

Campaign committee members include:

Yed Angoran

Ivory Coast

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

New York

Rev. Bob Burkhart

Iowa

Bishop Ciriaco Quintanay Francisco

The Philippines

 

David Johnston

Western North Carolina

Christopher Neyor

Liberia

Bishop Gregory Palmer

Ohio West

Reiner R. Puno

The Philippines

Rev. Morais Quissico

New York

Minnis Ridenour

Virginia

Rev. Joao Filimone Sambo

Mozambique

Bishop Patrick Streiff

Central and Southern Europe

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson

California-Pacific

Judge Benjamin Turgano

The Philippines

Alfiado S. Zunguza

General Board of Global Ministries

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