Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Stanton is the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for Wesleyan Impact Partners and Texas Methodist Foundation. Stanton became General Counsel of TMF in 2014. From 2005 through 2016 he served as Chancellor to two Bishops of a United Methodist Church Annual Conference. Stanton received his bachelor’s degree in theology and economics from Georgetown University in 1979, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987. He clerked for the Chief Judge of the Western District of Texas Federal Court from 1987 to 1989 and is licensed in the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Western (Federal) District of Texas. Stanton practiced trial law with an emphasis in commercial and complex litigation and was a sought-after mediator for 10 years prior. Stanton has been active for 19 years in resourcing a medical clinic, women’s school, seminary, and small college in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) with annual trips leading teams of medical, educational, and construction workers into the mission station in rural DRC. In addition to his legal responsibilities, Stanton resources churches and church-related entities in finding their missional purpose and developing strategies to deepen their cultures of philanthropy and mission.