Who we are

At Kansas Methodist Foundation, we empower churches, individuals and organizations to activate their treasures for lasting good. We guide them to embrace an abundance mindset, refine their vision for ministry/mission, and put financial tools in place to make the vision a reality.​​
KMF has been a trusted partner among Kansas Methodists since 1964, helping over 850 churches/organizations and individuals accomplish more ministry than they thought possible. Our common values based on the generosity of Jesus Christ and shared experience in the Wesleyan tradition means we uniquely understand your needs. This cultural understanding, paired with our financial expertise and socially-responsible investment approach, can give you confidence that your wishes will come to fruition.​​​​

God is beckoning us all to accomplish more than we think possible. Together we can envision, plan, and implement tools to answer that call.​

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The Kansas Methodist Foundation Story​

  • 2022

    2022

    Name changed to Kansas Methodist Foundation

  • 2020

    2020

    Began Clergy Financial Wellness Initiative and educational webinar series

  • 2019

    2019

    Partnered with
    Wespath Institutional
    Investments 

  • 2019

    2019

    Partnered with Wesleyan Investive for the loan program

  • 2019

    2019

    Pathways for Discipleship Grants began to help support new ministries in Kansas

  • 2018 - present​

    2018 - present​

    Dustin Petz becomes president

  • 2017

    2017

    Assets reached $50M

  • 2014-2018​

    2014-2018​

    Alan Herndon was president

  • 2003

    2003

    Assets reached $25M

  • 2002

    2002

    Seminary scholarship fund established

  • 2002

    2002

    Office moved to Hutchinson in the Health Ministry Fund building

  • 2000's​

    2000's​

    Began a Financial Literacy Program

  • 1999-2014​

    1999-2014​

    Steve Childs becomes  President

  • 1999

    1999

    No longer receiving apportionment dollars from the conference. 

  • 1996

    1996

    Certificate of Participation programs began to support the Church Development Loan Fund

  • 1991

    1991

    Partnered with John Griffin of Stewardship Counseling, LLC to provide estate planning services

  • 1990-1999​

    1990-1999​

    Jack Harris becomes President

  • 1985-1989​

    1985-1989​

    Forrest Robinson becomes President

  • 1980-1984​

    1980-1984​

    Art Pierson becomes President

  • 1970-1979​

    1970-1979​

    E. Loyal Miles becomes President

  • 1968-1969​

    1968-1969​

    Maurice E. Gordon becomes President

  • 1965-1967​

    1965-1967​

    Raymond Dewey becomes President

  • 1964

    1964

    The Kansas Area Methodist Foundation, Inc. was organized and chartered in Kansas by the Methodist Annual Conferences then in existence in Kansas, as a non-profit corporation on September 1, 1964, to help maintain and further the programs and missions of The Methodist Church in Kansas.

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