Board Members’ Duties

Characteristics

Knowledge of and/or skills in one or more of the following would be very helpful, but not essential, to carry out the responsibilities of Directorship (presented in no particular order):

  • Ethical commitment to avoid any level of self interest in regards to the investments, hired managers and custodians, and vendors engaged by The Foundation
  • Familiarity or interest in investments
  • Familiarity or interest in marketing
  • Understanding of servicing clients in terms of professional presentation, timeliness of meetings and reporting, use of technology, and maintenance of records and confidentiality
  • Familiarity or interest in planned lifetime and estate gifts
  • Familiarity or interest in stewardship education in the local church

The following attributes and/or experiences would also be helpful in meeting the responsibilities of Directorship:

  • Experience with United Methodist polity and structure
  • Experience with dynamics of local church finances and stewardship
  • Prior experience as a Director
  • Willingness to actively share your point of view and listen to others to meet the common goal as determined by the group

 

Commitments

I. Per the Bylaws of The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation

  • Member of a United Methodist Church
  • Shall have demonstrated their interest in and support of the United Methodist Church and its commitment to connectional relationships
  • Familiar with the vision and mission of the Conference
  • Knowledge, skills and disciplines useful in meeting the responsibilities of Directorship
  • Receive a thorough explanation of such responsibilities
  • Shall confirm willingness to devote the time and effort required to meet his/her obligations
  • Subscribe to the mission and vision of The Foundation
  • Commitment to comply with the meeting requirements of this position

II. Time and Travel Expectations

  • Currently three Board meetings per year (February, July and November)
  • Meeting duration ranges from one to five hours beginning at 10:00 AM with lunch provided when necessary
  • Current meeting locations are: Conference Center, 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Participation on at least one committee: Audit, Executive, Finance, Investment Management, Marketing, Strategic Plan Implementation
  • Committees meet as needed throughout the year and determine their own dates, times and locations
  • Participation, as available, in client meetings and events sponsored by The Foundation to advocate and promote the work and services provided by The Foundation

III. Terms

  • Three-year term
  • Shall serve no more than three consecutive terms