Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for The United Methodist Children’s Home is a diverse group of men and women from the North Georgia area. Together, they guide and support The Children’s Home in our mission to restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.


2018 Governing Board

Dan Beale, Esq., Personnel Committee Chair, Partner Dentons US, LLP

Dela de la FuenteChapel Committee Chair, President and CEO, New Alpha, LLC

Tom Elliott, Board Member at Large, Candler School of Theology

Dr. Patricia Goodwin, Investment Committee Chair,  Principal, Paterson Consulting, LLC

Chris HayesBoard Member at Large, Principal, TPA Group

Zoe Hicks, Board Vice Chair

Hal Jones, President and CEO, The United Methodist Children’s Home

Rev. Mike Long, Bishop’s Designee, District Superintendent of the Atlanta Emory District

James B. Manley, Esq., Board Member at Large, Partner, Dentons US, LLP

Warren S. McClellan, CPA,  Audit Committee Chair, McClellan & Associates LPAs, LLC

Mason McWhorter, Finance Committee Chair, Group Vice President, Central Market Pinnacle Bank

Rev. Alice Rogers, Board Member at Large

Paul Rozeman, Board Chair, Owner, SITECH

Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens, Nominations Committee Chair, Retired Pastor, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Debby Stikes, Chair Advisory Committee, Director of Discipleship, Griffin First United Methodist Church

Bob Stubbs, Esq., Compliance/Risk Committee Chair,  Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP



2018 Advisory Board

Hon. Lindsay Burton, Chief Judge, Hall County Juvenile Court

Rev. James C. Cantrell III, Pastor of Snellville UMC

Marilyn B. Davis, Retired

Mike Dudley, Sr., Co-Owner, R. A. Dudley Nurseries, Inc.

Mike Emry, Executive Director, Cox Communications

Florence Fortenberry, Retired

Hugh Goodwin, Retired

Summey Orr, Esq., Partner Hartman Simons & Wood, LLP

Peggy Smith, Retired Pre-school Owner/Director

Debby Stikes, Chair Advisory Committee, Director of Discipleship, Griffin First United Methodist Church

Bruce Tyler, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business

Jennifer Wiggins-Matthews

Mac Willett, CEO, Willett Engineering Company

Ben Young, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Georgia Trend Magazine



 Ex-Officio Members:

Rev. Richard Chewning, Gainesville District Superintendent, NGUMC

Rev. Susan Gary Landry, LaGrange District Superintendent, NGUMC

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, North Georgia Conference Office, NGUMC

Rev. Herzen de Vega Andone, Director of Connectional Ministries, North Georgia Conference Office, NGUMC




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