Who We Are

Serving the Church for Nearly 100 Years!

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has served congregations, pastors, church and ministry leaders and individuals across Michigan since 1926. Staffed by dedicated professionals and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are ready to serve you. We come alongside your ministry to help you live into your purpose and vision. We offer a broad continuum of financial stewardship services, including value-aligned investment funds, stewardship consultation, planned giving seminars, grants, awards, and scholarships.

Our Dedicated and Experienced Staff is Ready to Serve You

David S. Bell, President & Executive Director​

Rev. Brad Bartelmay, Sr. Director of Mentored Learning

Ann Buck, Sr. Director of Account Services

Marian Coles, Sr. Director of Operations

Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker Lewis, Sr. Director of Church Relations

Jeff Regan, Sr. Director of Stewardship

Rev. Gary Step, Sr. Director of Leadership Development

Karen Thompson, Sr. Director of Loan Services