Rev. David S. Bell
Rev. David S. Bell currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Wooster and graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School. He has completed post-graduate certificates in Executive Leadership from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves as the President & Executive Director of the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan and an adjunct faculty member of United Theological Seminary. He is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. Bell is a thought leader whose intuitive curiosity about organizational systems and passionate emphasis on emotional intelligence combine to empower vital transformation. Bell is an executive leader with proven experience in capacity building, fund development, organizational visioning, and asset-based thinking. He is regarded as an insightful author, nationally recognized keynote speaker, and visionary leader who connects economic and cultural trends with planned giving theory in the context of Christian financial discipleship. Bell has served on several Board of Directors, including General Council on Finance and Administration, United Theological Seminary, and National Association of United Methodist Foundations. He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy. Bell’s term of office as an elected director will expire in 2024.