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Foundation Staff

Wanda Carpenter - Assistant Director of Reynolds Ministries
     888-450-1956 ext. 1501 - wcarpenter@umfwnc.org

"The ministry of the Foundation reminds me that The United Methodist Church is more than just where we go on Sunday mornings. It is a complex institution filled with many opportunities to serve God and to be stewards of the gifts God has given."

Wanda became the Assistant Director of Reynolds Ministries in July of 2015 after serving as the Executive Assistant to the Foundation beginnining in November of 2012. She is no stranger to The United Methodist Church. She currently serves as Lake Norman Community Associate Lay Leader for The Metro District. Wanda and her husband, James, live in Mooresville.

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth O. Coppedge-Henley - Chief Operating Officer
     888-450-1956 ext. 1505 - elizabethch@umfwnc.org

"I am thrilled and humbled to be a part of the ministry of the Foundation. Having participated in the Reynolds' Ministry programs, I can give testimony to the strong and necessary leadership development it offers to churches and clergy who want to make new disciples for Christ, equip those currently on a faith journey, and prepare our collective witness for generations to come!"

Elizabeth joined the Foundation Staff on July 1, 2013. Previously she served as Sr. Pastor of First UMC, Charlotte; Co-Pastor of Etowah UMC in Etowah, NC; Sr. Pastor of Hickory Grove UMC in Greensboro; and Associate Pastor of First UMC in High Point, NC. She was ordained an elder in full connection in 1998. Elizabeth received a BA in English and Spanish from Presbyterian College; a MDIV from Duke Divinity School and a DMIN from Columbia Theological Seminary with emphasis on Gospel, Culture, and Leadership. She has served on various District and Conference Committees including District and Conference Committees on Hispanic Ministry, Asheville District Board of Ordained Ministry, Conference Council on Finance and Administration, Secretary; and currently Elizabeth serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. She received a certificate from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Program in Church Leadership and has participated in the Reynolds Academy For Evangelism and Discipleship. During her tenure, FUMC, Charlotte received a grant for evangelism in the uptown community.

Elizabeth and her husband Jonathan, also an elder in the WNCC, live in Charlotte with their two children Owen and Lora.

Caroline Cox - Executive Assistant
     888-450-1956 ext. 1511 - ccox@umfwnc.org

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Executive Assistant and am overjoyed to be connected with such a wonderful organization.'Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.'"

Caroline joined the team at the United Methodist Foundation in July of 2015. She has a background in Human Resources and Organizational Development & Training. Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Education from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Caroline is a lifelong North Carolinian and member of the United Methodist Church. She lives in Charlotte with her husband, Brian, and their dog Caddy. They currently attend Huntersville United Methodist Church.


Tammy Lehman - Chief Financial Officer
    888-450-1956 ext.1509 - tlehman@umfwnc.org

"I am delighted to join the team as Chief Financial Officer, bringing to the organization my background as a Certified Public Accountant and as a Christian.  I am blessed to be a part of the Foundation and contribute to their charitable mission."

Tammy, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, graduated from Buena Vista University,  Storm Lake, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina.  Before coming to work for the Foundation, Tammy worked as Controller for a real estate firm, as Accounting Director for a large, nationwide hospitality company, and for a national public accounting firm in Charlotte.  Tammy has one grown daughter and lives in Indian Trail with her husband and two dogs.


Scott Lucas - Assistant Director of Finance
     888-450-1956 ext.1504- slucas@umfwnc.org

"I am excited and blessed to be part of the United Methodist foundation. I look forward to help spread the work of Jesus Christ by providing my knowledge to an organization that will help churches and individuals make the most out of the gifts that God has blessed them with."

Scott joined the Foundation staff in December 2014. Scott, originally from Maryland, comes to the Foundation with a Real Estate and Hospitality accounting background.  He has also served on the financial committee of Mount Harmony Baptist Church in Matthews, NC.  Scott and his wife Robyn live in Matthews with their three daughters and two dogs.



Rev. David A. Snipes - President & CEO
     888-450-1956 ext.1503 - dsnipes@umfwnc.org

"The work of the Foundation is more than money...it's about relationships...it's about faithfulness and recognizing the blessings God has given to grow the church. It is for this reason that I believe so strongly in the mission of the Foundation to build the church for generations to come."

David joined the staff of the Foundation in February 2002 after having served as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church, Lexington and Minister of Administration & Finance at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina - Coastal and a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. David has also completed the certification program in Church Leadership through Wake Forest University and is a graduate of The Royce and Jane Reynolds Program in Church Leadership, a collaborative program with The Divinity School - Duke University, the Center for Creative Leadership and the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. He has been an ordained elder in full connection in the Western North Carolina Conference since 1996.

David and his wife, Debbi live in Davidson with their two daughters, Lindsay and Grace, and their three dogs.


 
Janey Wooliever - Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
     888-450-1956 ext. 1500 - jwooliever@umfwnc.org

"I feel so blessed to be a part of this unique ministry where giving and sharing God's gifts is the focus. My job at the foundation is to make sure folks get a cheerful welcome when they call or come into our office and that they are directed to the staff member who can best assist them. I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization and to support such a dedicated team."

Janey joined our team at the Foundation in August of 2008. She has been a customer service specialist for nearly 20 years with several corporations including Federal Express. She is an active member of Forest Hill UMC where she is a Stephen Minister and serves on the worship committee. She volunteers with UMAR and is a member of United Methodist Women. Janey's cheerful personality is a great asset to the Foundation as the first point of contact for our clients.

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