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Bowlin named new CEO of United Methodist Foundation, Inc.

Entrepreneur Richard Bowlin has been named chief executive officer of the United Methodist Foundation, Inc.

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June 25, 2014 (FPRC) -- Raleigh resident Richard Bowlin has been named the new chief executive officer of the United Methodist Foundation, Inc., effective July 1. The announcement was made by UMF’s Board of Directors.

Bowlin completed his undergraduate work at Eastern Kentucky University before earning his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. He relocated to Raleigh in 1984 and began a successful career in real estate law. In 2004, Bowlin co-founded Electronic Document Logistics, Inc., a software company that provides web-based applications to banks, attorneys, and various government offices.

In addition to Bowlin’s legal and entrepreneurial experience, he is a long-time, active lay leader at his church, Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh. He has served on the District Committee of Ordained Ministry and currently serves as a lay member on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.

“Rich brings a firm foundation in business management as well as an entrepreneurial vision of all that is possible to UMF,” said Clara S. Wade, board president. “Most significantly, Rich’s strong faith and relationship with the United Methodist Church and the North Carolina Annual Conference demonstrate his spirit and commitment to the Foundation’s stewardship ministry, now and going and growing forward in the years to come. On behalf of the Board and staff of UMF we look forward to his servant leadership.”

Bowlin will succeed Lynn James, who will be retiring on June 30 after 15 years of service to UMF.

About United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
The United Methodist Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1955 to serve the local churches, agencies, institutions and special ministry of the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Separately incorporated but related by faith and service, the mission of UMF is to integrate and support the principals and practices of faithful financial stewardship throughout the ministries of the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church by: Providing socially responsible investment opportunities that encourage all churches, agencies, institutions, and ministries of the North Carolina Annual Conference to be good stewards by “doing good while doing well”; Assisting leadership of local churches, Conference agencies and institutions, and congregation members with information about the stewardship ministry services of UMF; Leading gift planning and stewardship education programs and services in support of all ministries of the North Carolina Annual Conference and The United Methodist Church; and Supporting local church leaders, congregation members, individuals and families in gift planning to create permanent endowments supporting ministries throughout The United Methodist Church.


Send an email to Maria Mauriello of United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
919.787.1101



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