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United Methodist Church Foundation Selects New Director

The UMC Foundation Board Selects Ehren Congdon as Director


Nashville, TN –  The Board of Directors of the United Methodist Church Foundation (UMCF) has selected Ehren Congdon as Director.  Congdon, who had served as Manager of Investor Relations for the past year assumed his role January 1, 2017. Congdon brings years of experience in financial planning, client relations and investment consultation.

Dixie Hall, Chair of the Board of Directors, said “We are blessed as a board to have someone with Ehren’s experience fill this position.  The United Methodist Church Foundation is poised to continue its progress in the area of responsible investments that will support the Church’s ministries.”    

The Foundation will continue its relationship with the Humphrey/Kelly Group of Merrill Lynch Global Institutional Consulting and Foundations.

Mark Humphrey of Humphrey/Kelly said, “We are delighted with the selection of Ehren Congdon as the new Director of the United Methodist Church Foundation.  We have worked closely with Ehren in his past position with UMCF and we believe he brings strong investment and marketing experience that can build on the long-term success of the Foundation. We look forward to working with the new leadership team and providing Merrill Lynch’s investment and philanthropic services to continue the Foundation’s mission, ‘To empower the Church, local to global, by modeling a generosity in trusted partnership with agencies and institutions to endow its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.’” 

Byrd Bonner, who served for 17 years with The United Methodist Church Foundation said, "After the great blessing with the ministries of the UMC Foundation, I have great confidence in its new direction with Ehren Congdon. I leave the Foundation encouraged by the new vision and I am honored and truly blessed to have served Christ in this way."