Putting Your House in Order

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Place: Zoom

Does anyone like to think about the inevitable end of life? Whether we like it or not, it is a reality we need to consider. Making plans for the end of life may be viewed as a necessary evil. For Christians, however, we can view this type of planning differently: as an act of stewardship.

Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz and Tyler Curtis of the Kansas Methodist Foundation will share the kinds of decisions you need to think through, the documents you need to have in place, and other considerations to ensure your house is in order regardless of your age and stage of life.

Dustin has been with the Foundation since July 2018. He is passionate about helping individuals and families be good stewards of the resources God entrusted them. Dustin also has a desire to see churches, agencies, and institutions invest their resources in socially responsible ways. In his role, Dustin helps individuals, churches, and related organizations activate their ministry potential in their community. Dustin is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and served as a local pastor for 18 years, including communities and congregations across Kansas and Nebraska. He serves on the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church as Chair of the Fiduciary, Foundation, and Property Matters Committee and the Investment Committee, as well as on the Board of Trustees for Saint Paul School of Theology. Dustin is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness. He received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Saint Paul School of Theology, a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Wesley Theological Seminary.​

Tyler joined the Foundation staff as the Chief Development Officer in August 2021. Tyler brings more than 20 years of experience in education and development to the Foundation. In his role, Tyler serves individuals, churches and related organizations through donor development, working to inspire generosity and facilitate giving to meet their charitable goals in life and via estate planning. Prior to working with the Foundation, Tyler worked in University Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Governmental Affairs at Emporia State University. His experience also includes secondary education and administration, where he served as a teacher and principal. Tyler holds a Bachelors of Education and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from ESU as well as an Executive Certificate in Transformational Non-Profit Leadership from Notre Dame. He and his family are active members of Emporia First United Methodist Church.​

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