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 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • Maribeth Anderson
  • Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball - Honorary Chairperson
  • James M. Chaney - Resource Development Committee
  • Mark Chernenko - Grants Committee Chairperson, Leadership Development Committee
  • Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley - Resource Development Committee
  • Cheryl Davis 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Albert Mays
  • Barbara McDowell - Church Relations Committee
  • Chris Meighen
  • Gina Palmer
  • Michael Perkins
  • Dr. Bruce N. Petersen - Investment Committee
  • Judy Raines - Treasurer, Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Personnel Committee, Grants Committee, 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
  • Jim Wadsworth
  • Jeff Welshonce
  • Vernon Webster - Investment Committee
  • Kristi Wilkerson - Resource Development Committee
  • Rev. Dr. William Wilson - Church Relations Committee