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Meet Our New Board Members

In 2016, The United Methodist Children’s Home welcomed 11 new board members. We are grateful to have their knowledge and guidance on our team.

 

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Dan Beale
Title: 
Partner and Attorney at Dentons
Degree: 
JD Harvard Law School, BA from Emory
Church: 
Peachtree Road UMC
Interesting Fact: Member of the Peachtree Road UMC Chancel Choir since 1992, and has sung in the National Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Peter’s Basilica

 

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Mason McWhorter
Title: Group Vice President (GVP) – Pinnacle Bank
Degree: 
Advanced Degree from LSU, BA from University of Georgia
Church: 
Athens First UMC
Interesting fact: 
Father was on UMCH board in the 70s

 

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Mac Willett
Title: 
Owner/Director of Structural Engineering Services – Willett Engineering
Degree: BA from Southern College of Technology
Church: Mountain Park UMC
Interesting fact: Board chair at Decatur YMCA

 

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Bob Stubbs
Title: 
Real Estate Attorney, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP 
Degree: 
JD University of Georgia, BA from Davidson College 
Church: 
North Decatur UMC
Interesting fact: 
Was a First Lieutenant in the US Army

 

 

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Summey Orr
Title:  Partner at Hartmon Simons
Degree: 
JD University of North Carolina, BA from University of NC Chapel Hill
Church: 
St. James UMC
Interesting fact: Mom took him to see Jimi Hendrix in concert when he was 6 years old  

 

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Dela de la Fuente
Title: Alpha Title & Closing (Retired), President of New Alpha, LLC, Foster Care Liaison for Midway UMC and UMCH
Degree: 
ABA, Mercer University and Berry College
Church: 
Midway UMC

Interesting fact: Grew up at The United Methodist Children’s Home

 

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Chris Hayes
Title: Principal at TPA Group
Degree: BA from University of Georgia
Church: Oak Grove UMC
Interesting fact: 
Family has been on a National Park tour each summer for the past 3 years

 

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Dr. Tiffany Brown
Title: Entrepreneur, Tribute Contracting LLC and Tiffany Brown Designs
Degree: PhD Walden University, Masters from Clark Atlanta University, BA from Spelman
Church: Cascade UMC

 

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Rev. Carol Cook
Title: District Superintendent – LaGrange
Degree: 
Emory University School of Theology, BA from Tift College
Church: 
LaGrange District

 

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Susan Daniell
Title:
Educator (Ret.)
Degree: BSEd, MEd, EdD
Church:
Gainesville First UMC
Interesting Fact: Thirty-two year career in Higher Education; enjoys following the United States Supreme Court and often attends the annual opening day of the Court the first Monday in October.

 

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Honorable Lindsay Burton
Title: Hall County Juvenile Judge
Degree: JD Villanova University, BA from Penn State
Church: First Baptist Church Gainesville
Interesting fact: Worked at the same restaurant from the age of 15 through 25 (through high school, college and law school) that serves the best chicken cheese steaks anywhere around!  

Q&A: The United Methodist Children’s Home New President and CEO Talks About the Present and the Future

Rev. Hal Jones, who has been the President and CEO at The United Methodist Children’s Home for just two weeks, starting on August 17th, shares enthusiasm about his new role and insights into the future of the ministry.

 

This interview was conducted on August 30, 2016 by Lisa Simon, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Children’s Home.

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You’re invited to Fam Fest 2016

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Meet our Church Relations Team

 

We welcome Rev. Dave Allen Grady and Brett Hillesheim to the United Methodist Children’s Home team. They serve as  Director of Church Relations and Church Engagement Manager respectively.

 

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An important update from the Board of Trustees: Welcome Rev. Hal Jones

 

On behalf of The United Methodist Children’s Home Board of Trustees:

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