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Rev René A. Perez Avalos

Board Member

Rev René A. Perez Avalos

Rev René A. Perez Avalos resides in Springfield, Massachusetts, and is currently serving as the lead pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. Perez graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in liberal arts with a concentration in Psychology; and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He served as Director of Latino Ministries and Director of Congregational Development in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference from 2000 to 2008. Before then, Perez served with his wife, Wanda, as co-pastors of a multicultural congregation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1993 to 2000. From 2008 to 2011, Perez also served as the Senior Pastor of the Lititz United Methodist Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He has been a delegate to the United Methodist Church’s Northeast Jurisdiction and the General Conference in 2004, 2008, and 2016, and is currently serving in the United Methodist Northeast Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals as secretary. From 2011 through 2019, he was the district superintendent of the Central Massachusetts District of the New England Conference, and also served as Dean of Cabinet from 2016 to 2019. Perez’s term of office as an elected director of The Fund will expire in 2024.

Board Members

Ruby D. Anderson

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Rev. David S. Bell

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Roland Fernandes

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Chair, Investment and Loan Committee

Dr. Bruce L. Hartman

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Rev. Mary Kohlstaedt Huycke

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Chair, Nominating Committee

Dr. Maggie Jackson

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George E. Johnson, Jr.

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Charles King

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Kristi Kinnison

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Wayne Moy

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Rev. Dr. Gil Rendle

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Rev. Dr. Eduardo (Eddie) Rivera

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Rev. Dr. Owen Ross

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Chair, Audit Committee

Rev. Dr. Kristin Stoneking

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Vice Chair

Rev. Dr. Ron Swain

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Carmen F.S. Vianese

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Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems

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Secretary

Rev. Sara A. White

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Kay Yeager

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President & CEO

Rev. Lisa Greenwood

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Senior Vice President and Treasurer

David McCaskill

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Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Vick

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Vice President of Loan Operations

Paula Sini

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Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Tom Stanton

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Chief Learning and Innovation Officer

Rev. Dr. Blair Thompson

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Chief Marketing Officer

Janet Mitchell

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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Justin Gould

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Director

Rev. Kathleen McShane

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Associate Director

Derrick Scott, III

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Director of Learning and Innovation

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AVP of Strategic Initiatives

Krystol Wheeler

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Administrative Assistant

Leah Yancey

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Vice President of Lending

Chris Miller

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Rev. Leroy Barber

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Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez

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Rev. Dr. Christopher Pierson

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Cindy Thompson

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Loan Officer

Daniel Park

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Lead Facilitator for the Phygital Fellows

Angie Thurston

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Executive Administrator for the Phygital Fellows

Rev. Dr. Blair Thompson

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Program Director for the Phygital Fellows

Derrick Scott, III

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Co-Facilitator for the Phygital Fellows

Eugene Kim

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Executive Assistant

Lauren Hanks

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