May 10, 2017

The Missouri United Methodist Foundation is having a birthday. “We are probably going to try and celebrate for at least 18 months!” states David Atkins, the Foundation’s executive director.  “It really is a major milestone – not just for one organization but for the shared ministries of congregations and individuals across the state.”  

“Starting from scratch in 1967, the Foundation has grown to be a major source of ministry grants, seminary scholarships, undergraduate scholarships, endowment and investment services, and stewardship education,” Atkins recounts.    

A few facts tell a tremendous story:

The Foundation has been blessed over the years by the leadership of over 150 dedicated United Methodist volunteer board members. “The Foundation Board of Directors has guided this venture from the beginning and has included persons of truly extraordinary talent and commitment to the church,” Atkins states.  

The Foundation is planning some special presentations and activities for the upcoming Annual Conference in Springfield and will continue to sponsor related events in the months ahead. Visit the Foundation website for more information about all its activities and services: