We share our expertise in the financial arena with churches and their members to improve the financial strength of Indiana United Methodist churches and provide transformational leadership.

We offer the following services:

  • Investment opportunities for churches and agencies
  • Assistance for churches in developing and growing planned giving ministries
  • Management of endowments, trusts, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts for churches and individuals
  • Training, workshops, and seminars in stewardship, investment strategy development, and planned giving

A Rich History

The United Methodist Foundation of Indiana can trace its roots back to the Preacher’s Aid Society of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church formed in 1835. A tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Foundation is considered a Public Foundation. It is a separate legal entity affiliated with the Indiana Conference United Methodist Church. The Foundation receives no funding from tithes or apportionments from the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Its operations are supported by individual contributions, as well as administrative and management fees

Board Members
  • Dixie Arter
  • Forrest Bowers
  • Monte Chamberlin
  • John Clay
  • Bishop Julius C. Trimble
  • James Gentry
  • Tom Heck
  • Shelley Johnson
  • Warren Kirk
  • Mitch Norwood
  • Jan Passmore
  • Nancy Raidy
  • Gene Robbins
  • Craig Wood
  • Manet Shettle (w/o vote)
  • DeVon Yoho
  • Wes Zirkle
Field Representatives
  • Chuck Armstrong
  • Larry Bush
  • Marla Dernay
  • Vern Deutsch
  • Becky Kammeyer
  • Todd Outcalt
  • Paul Perry
  • David Rees

Announcement – Staff Member Mary Ann Moman Retiring

As most of you know I will be retiring from my work at the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana.  It has been a joy to first work with Rejuvenate and for the last two years continuing to do development.  I have had the privilege of working with many pastors and congregations over the years. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have had to meet so many of our new clergy.  

My last day in the office will be December 20.  The announcement of a new staff person will not be made until January.  In the interim inquiries about Tire Fund, scholarships and retiree emergency funds can be made through Manet Shettle.  Before I leave I will have all of the scholarship vouchers done and ready to be processed in January.  MEF awards are dependent on the number of hours taken in the semester.  Those inquiries can be made to Chris Jacobs. Both Manet and Chris can be contacted from our website at https://www.umfindiana.org/contact/. I will send out reminders about MEF before December 20.

I look forward to hearing about the work that will continue through the Foundation and Loan and Savings Ministry.  Your support for the ministry makes a difference!

Grace and peace,

Mary Ann Moman

Our Staff

The daily operations and outreach of the Foundation ministry are managed by a dedicated operational and field staff. The operational staff are located at the Foundation office in Fishers and the field staff are disbursed throughout the state.

Manet Shettle

Manet Shettle

President

Chris Jacobs

Chris Jacobs

Controller

Sue Cunningham

Sue Cunningham

Accounting Assistant

Adria McClellan

Adria McClellan

Office Assistant

Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips

Systems Administrator