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 Chamberlain
  • John Clay
  • Bishop Julius C. Trimble
  • James Gentry
  • Tom Heck
  • Shelly Johnson
  • Warren Kirk
  • Jay Love
  • 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

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

Mary Ann Moman

Mary Ann Moman

Development Officer

Sue Cunningham

Sue Cunningham

Accounting Assistant

Susan Stach

Susan Stach

Office Assistant

Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips

Systems Administrator