Board of Directors

Our Governing Board of Directors is comprised of both Clergy and Laity members of the United Methodist Church with representatives from the Eastern Pennsylvania, Peninsula-Delaware, and Baltimore-Washington Annual Conferences. All Board members are appointed to serve a four-year term with an option to serve two additional four-year terms. Annual Conference Treasurers are considered permanent members of the Board. Permanent committees of the Board include the Executive, Investment, Personnel, Marketing, Stewardship and Audit committees. The Members (i.e., shareholders) of our corporation are each Annual Conference’s Council on Finance and Administration.

Thomas Black

President

Tom serves as President of the Board. He retired as Treasurer of ICI Americas Inc., where he was responsible for pension and 401(k) investing. He then spent 6 years as a pension consultant to large corporations and government entities. He has served on the Board of Goodwill of Delaware and the national United Methodist Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Read Aloud Delaware.
Tammy Bowman

Tammy Bowman

Secretary

Tammy brings 30 years of financial experience to our board, serving on the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee for the MAUMF. She serves and worships at Cedarville UMC in North Coventry, PA. Currently employed at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, Tammy received her B.A in Accounting, Marketing, and Business Adm. from Alvernia College.

James Brown

Treasurer

James has been the Treasurer for the Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference since 2017. His previous work involved helping to manage the conference’s operating budget, financial reporting, payroll and other essential duties and financial services. James was previously employed as Finance Director for the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, DE, as a Financial Systems Consultant for Gunnip & Co. in Wilmington, and as Comptroller for the Garnet Valley School District. A graduate of Widener University in Chester, PA, he holds both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting. He has over 25 years of nonprofit experience and is familiar with clergy tax law and with local churches in our conference.
Barry Crozier

Barry Crozier

Investment Committee

In 2017 Barry retired after 39 years with Belfint, Lyons, Shuman, Certified Public Accountants, 21 of those years as Managing Director. Barry specialized in assisting clients with litigation support matters, business valuations, individual and corporate tax and management issues, and corporate service matters, as well as facilitating firm retreats for small to mid-sized accounting firms. Barry serves many community organizations, including the Delaware Hospice on the Board of Trustees, and as an Executive Mentor for the University of Delaware and Delaware State. Barry received a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and an MS in Taxation from Widener University.
Paul J. Eichelberger

Paul J Eichelberger

Assistant Treasurer

The CFO/Treasurer of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Paul serves on MAUMF’s Investment and Executive Committees. He joined MAUMF after employment at Verizon Communications, where he was responsible for Fios capital/expense budgets and led several nationally-based reengineering initiatives; 11 years with Corning, Inc.; and seven years of service with the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. He is a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (Frederick, MD) and President of Rebuilding Together of Anne Arundel County. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he also received advanced degrees from Old Dominion University and Johns Hopkins University

Kevin Goodwin

Investment Committee

Kevin retired in 2019 from the DuPont Pension Group where he provided computer support. Kevin is a member of the Board of Wespath and also serves on the Northeastern Jurisdiction and Philadelphia Area Episcopacy Committees. Kevin has represented his Annual Conference at multiple General Conferences of the UMC. Kevin chairs the EPA Investment Committee and serves on both the Finance and Pension Committees. Kevin also lends his financial skills to Africa University. In his “spare time”, he writes fund reviews for the investors site, Seeking Alpha, and does volunteer work at the Blood Bank of Delaware. Karen, his wife of 34 years, travels and supports Kevin in many of his UMC endeavors.
Dan Hepner

Dan Hepner

Investment Committee
In June 2021 Dan retired from Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. after 28 years where for the last 13 years he served as the Corporate Manager of Field Investigations. Prior to his position with Ameritas, Dan was a field investigator with The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Dan has a BS in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Chester University. Dan started his career as a police officer with theg the City of Charlotte North Carolina Police Department. Dan has also served as a Licensed Local Pastor since 2006, serving Glenmoore United Methodist Church (2006-2008), Hopewell United Methodist (2008-2021) and his currently serving again at Glenmoore United Methodist as Senior Pastor.
Sharon Herrmann

Sharon Herrmann

Chair, Investment Committee

Sharon retired in 2015 as a Sr VP and Sr Portfolio Manager after over 30 years of service with U.S. Trust Company, Bank of America Private Bank. Her experience includes the investment management of a large equity mutual fund, institutional assets and the assets of high-net-worth individuals and officers of Fortune 500 companies. She attended Virginia Wesleyan College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Sharon attends UMC of West Chester, where she serves on the Finance Committee.
Marsha Johnson

Marsha Johnson

Marsha is a long serving member of Simpson UMC in Wilmington, DE. Through the years she has supported the church in many roles including, chair of the Finance, Stewardship, and SPPRC ministries, a Lay Leader, Lay Servant and member of United Methodist Women.

Marsha discovered a passion for teaching God’s word while leading Sunday school classes. She has continued to follow her passion in this area and leads a women's bible study at Simpson and is a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship International.

Marsha holds a BA degree in Sociology from Princeton University and an MBA from University of Delaware. She is a certified Christian counselor and trained leadership/Executive Coach. She serves on the board for the Mid Atlantic United Methodist Foundation and Chairs the Urban Center Ministries board, focusing on urban church revitalization. Before leaving the corporate world for full time ministry, Marsha had worked over 30 years in various leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies.

George Monk, Jr.

George Monk, Jr

Stewardship Committee

He is a Trustee and the Financial Secretary at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church and also serves as the Administrative Officer of the Chevy Chase Fire Department in Chevy Chase, MD.

Mr. Monk spent 36 years in the financial services sector, including 25 years in NYC with the Depository Trust Company and JP Morgan Chase.

George received his BA in Economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA in Strategic Management from Pace University (NYC).

Lawrence Pelham

Lawrence Pelham

Stewardship Committee
Employed at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for the last 21 years, Lawrence brings broad experience in market and product development, customer service, and team leadership to MAUMF. He is the Lay Leader and Adult Education Ministry Chair at Simpson United Methodist Church, Chair of the Wilmington District Board of Building and Relocation, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Methodist Action Program. He received his M.B.A. from Drexel University and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Howard University.
John Ridgeway

John Ridgeway

John Ridgeway is a retired executive who served 44 years in Financial Services with Sears Roebuck Credit Operations, Bank of America Visa Operations, and Toyota Financial Services.

He is currently the Vice Chairman of Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees. Since 2006 John has been an active member of Buttonwood United Methodist Church, New Castle, DE.  He has held leadership roles as a member of Burns United Church, Des Moines IA., Dupage A.M.E., Lisle Ill, and Duryea A.M.E. Zion, Schenectady NY.

After earning a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975 from Delaware State University, John has received training and development from a variety of courses in Project Management, Six Sigma, Diversity, Kaizen and Leadership Development.

Barbara Rutt

Barbara Rutt

Personnel Committee
Barbara is a recent addition to MAUMF and looks forward to bringing her diverse experience to the Board.
William Westbrook

William Westbrook

Assistant Treasurer

William has served as the Conference Treasurer in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference for 12 years. He also serves on MAUMF’s Personnel and Marketing Committees. Prior to joining the Conference, William spent 14 years in various accounting positions, including controller, at International Reading Associates. He received both his B.S., in Accounting, and his M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.
Clarence White

Clarence White

Investment Committee

Clarence serves on MAUMF’s Investment Committee. A retired operations manager, he received his BS in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

Happy To Serve

“I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of the MAUMF for over 12 years, chairing the Board for all but 2 of those years. I am very proud of the work this organization has done and continues to do in preserving and growing funds of the local churches that they have and will continue to use for vital ministry programs and in our helping to educate pastors and lay leaders on best practices in stewardship and generosity. I am also honored to have been associated with the outstanding Christian men and women who have and are serving on the Board and staff of the MAUMF. These associations have helped me to grow in my own Christian faith. Serving has truly been a rewarding experience, both in seeing the results of what we do and how it has affected me personally.”

Tom Black, President