Separately incorporated as a 501.c.3-509.a.1 non-profit organization, the Kentucky United Methodist Foundation is governed by its board of directors, made up of clergy and lay leaders from throughout the Conference.  The board also has four ex-officio members, including the Bishop and the Conference Treasurer.  The self-perpetuating board nominates and elects its own membership, which is reported annually to the Kentucky Annual Conference.  The full board meets twice each year and has active executive, investment, finance, nominating and scholarship committees.  The scholarship committee meets annually, the investment committee meets quarterly, and the remaining committees meet semi-annually. 

Officers and Executive Committee

Mr. Jim Fugitte – Board Chair   

Heartland District
Mr. Don Hughes – Vice-Chair Bluegrass District
Mrs. Barbara Pendleton – Secretary South Central District
Rev. David Garvin – Treasurer

Director of Administrative Services & Conference Treasurer

Mrs. Louise Shytle – Nominating Chair

KY East District

Mr. Don Hughes – Finance Chair

Bluegrass District

Mr. David Bowles – KUMF President Lexington District


Investment Committee

Mr. Jim Fugitte - Chair   Heartland District
Rev. David Garvin Director of Administrative Services & Conference Treasurer
Dr. Rhoda Peters Heartland District
Rev. LeTicia Preacely Lexington District
Mr. Joe Richards South Central District
Dr. Frank Scott Lexington District
Ms. Louise Shytle KY East District
Mr. Tom Temple Heartland District
Rev. John Vaught Heartland District


Finance Committee

Mr. Don Hughes - Chair                        Bluegrass District
Mr. George Breathitt Heartland District
Rev. David Garvin Director of Administrative Services & Conference Treasurer

Rev. Dr. Kelly McClendon, Audit Chair

Northern Kentucky District
Mrs. Barbara Pendleton South Central District
Dr. David Riel

Lexington District


Nominating Committee

Mrs. Lou Shytle – Chair                       KY East District
Rev. Kelly McClendon Northern KY District
Rev. William Moore

Heartland District

Mrs. Barbara Pendleton

South Central District

Dr. David Riel

Lexington District

Mr. Jim Tennill

Heartland District



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