Staff

  Tom Wilson   Executive Director

Tom Wilson

Executive Director

  Julia Frisbie   Associate Director

Julia Frisbie

Associate Director

  David Nieda   Associate Director

David Nieda

Associate Director

  Cindy Goodell   Staff Accountant

Cindy Goodell

Staff Accountant

  Denise Wilson   Administrative Assistant

Denise Wilson

Administrative Assistant

  Sara Culp   Executive Assistant

Sara Culp

Executive Assistant

 

board of directors

Officers:

  • Robert W. Ives, President

  • William Haden, Vice President

  • Larry Nelson, Secretary

  • Rev. Lynn Rabenstein, Treasurer

Members:

  • Charles Hudkins

  • Nik Halladay

  • Chris Bafus

  • Mike Hartwig

  • Rev. Chuck Hindman

  • Rev. Ron Meyers

  • Darrell Lowe

  • Alayne Hudspeth

  • Gaye Pierson

  • Barbara Dadd Shaffer

  • Rev. John Watts

Ex Officio:

  • Bishop Elaine Stanovsky

  • Brant Henshaw, PNW and Alaska Conference Treasurer

  • Rev. Dan Wilson-Fey, OR/ID Conference Treasurer

  • Thomas Wilson, Executive Director

HISTORY

The United Methodist Foundation of the Northwest was created by the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference in 1966. Around the same time the Oregon-Idaho U.M. Foundation was launched. The goals of each Foundation were very similar and included:

  1. The promotion of planned-giving programs on behalf of United Methodist local churches, Annual Conferences, and General Church boards and agencies;

  2. To furnish counsel and guidance to local churches with regard to promotion and management of permanent funds;

  3. To receive, collect, and hold in trust for the benefit of the local churches, Conferences, and the Conferences’ boards and agencies any and all donations, bequests, and devises of any kind or character, real or personal, that may be devised, bequeathed, or conveyed for any benevolent, charitable, or religious purpose, and shall administer the same and the income there from in accordance with the directions of the donor, trustor, or testator.

In 2009, the foundations merged and the name was changed to the Northwest United Methodist Foundation.

 

where we work

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

Alaska Annual Conference