Board Members

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 Home in our mission to provide redemptive, healing services that bring meaningful change to the lives of children and families.


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

James C. Cantrell, III, Vice Chair, Pastor of Snellville UMC

Warren S. McClellan, Treasurer, Partner, McClellan, Rowland, Allen & Co., LLC

James B. Manley, Secretary, Esq., Partner, Dentons LLP

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

Wiley Stephens, Retired Pastor, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Paul Rozeman, Owner, SITECH

Dan Beale, Partner Dentons US LLP

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

Bob Stubbs, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP

Bruce Tyler, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business

Chris Hayes, Principal, TPA Group

Dela de la Fuente, President/CEO Alpha Title & Closing

Jennifer Wiggins-Matthews, Director of Marketing, Advocates for Children

Jesse Killings, Vice President of Operations, Atlanta Gas Light

Hon. Lindsay Burton, Chief Judge Hall County Juvenile Court

Mac Willett, CEO Willett Engineering Company

Mason McWhorter, Group VP, Central Market Pinnacle Bank

Mike Dudley, Sr., Owner, Dudley Nurseries

Mike Emry, Executive Director of Customer Management Systems, Cox Communications

Patricia Paterson, Principal, Paterson Consulting, LLC

Robert James, DeKalb County District Attorney

Samuel Graham, Sales Account Manager, SABIC

Summey Orr – Partner Hartman Simons & Wood, LLP

Susan Daniell – Retired Educator

Tiffany Brown, Entrepreneur, Tribute Contracting LLC and Tiffany Brown Designs


Emeritus Board Members:

Hugh Goodwin, Retired

Florence Fortenberry, Retired

James R. Mitchell, Retired UM Clergy

Marilyn B. Davis, Retired

Peggy Smith, Retired Pre-school Owner/Director

Verdery Cunningham, Retired

Wilton Moulder, Retired


Ex-officio members:

Carol Cook, LaGrange District Superintendent, NGUMC

Herzen de Vega Andone,Director of Connectional Ministries

Richard Chewning, Gainesville District Superintendent, NGUMC

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



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