Board of Trustees


The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. is governed by a 32-member Board of Trustees who are active United Methodists (lay and clergy) from West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. 

Board members are elected for a three-year term during the Board of Trustees' spring meeting. The Executive Committee consists of the resident Bishop, who serves as Honorary Chairperson of the Board, Board Officers and Committee Chairpersons. The Board of Trustees conducts a spring and fall meeting.

The Board of Trustees and Officers for 2017-2018 are as follows:

  • Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball - Honorary Chairperson
  • Anne B. Charnock - Church Relations Committee, Personnel Committee, Grants Committee
  • James M. Chaney - Resource Development Committee
  • Mark Chernenko - Grants Committee Chairperson, Leadership Development Committee
  • Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley - Resource Development Committee
  • D. Lyn Dotson - Vice-Chairperson, Personnel Committee Chiarperson, Leadership Development Committee
  • David B. Ellwood - Chairperson of the Board, Personnel Committee Chairperson, Investment Committee Chairperson, Grants Committee, Audit Committee
  • Lauren Godwin - Church Relations Committee Chairperson, Grants Committee
  • Joseph B. A. Hill - Investments Committee
  • Rebecca J. Keeling - Church Relations Committee
  • Scarlett Kellerman - Investment Committee
  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Kenaston - Cabinet Liaison, Advisory Member, Grants Committee
  • Aileen Lee - Church Relations Committee
  • Rev. James R. Malick - Leadership Development Committee Chairperson
  • Kimberly A. Matthews - Vice President
  • Barbara McDowell - Church Relations Committee
  • Dr. Bruce N. Petersen - Investment Committee
  • Jeffrey A. Porter - Audit Committee, Investment Committee
  • Judy Raines - Church Relations Committee
  • Rev. Richard H. Sale - Resource Development Committee
  • Deborah Shaffer - Resource Development Committee
  • Kenneth Shanes - Leadership Development Committee
  • Ed Sisson - Leadership Development Committee
  • Elaine Stonestreet - Leadership Development Committee
  • Rev. Jeffrey A. Taylor - President
  • Richard Toothman - Church Relations Committee
  • Benjamin Vincent - Treasurer, Investment Committee, Personnel Committee, Grants Committee, Audit Committee
  • Rev. Earnest Watkins - Church Relations Committee
  • Rev. George Webb - Leadership Development Committee
  • Vernon Webster - Investment Committee
  • Kristi Wilkerson - Resource Development Committee
  • Rev. Dr. William Wilson - Church Relations Committee