I wanted to share with each of you my excitement of being named the Executive Director of the Methodist Foundation of Mississippi. I have had the privilege for the past 27 years to serve in the Mississippi Annual Conference and see the power of the Methodist connection at work. It is that same connection that over 50 years ago had the vision to create a Methodist Foundation that would focus on helping Methodist Churches and organizations create avenues of funding that would strengthen and sustain their ministries.
I have had the opportunity for the past 14 years to serve as a Chaplain in the United States Army. As part of the Chaplain Corps, we are charged with the task of nurturing the living, caring for the wounded, and honoring the fallen. As your Executive Director, I am dedicated to fostering our existing relationships with one another and creating new ones that will continue our Methodist legacy in the future. Our Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that our churches and related organizations are positioned to further impact our culture through the generosity of its members. Our heritage as Methodists reminds us to do all we can so that the whole world may follow Jesus Christ.
In our dedication to serving you, we are pleased to share with you that our Foundation Board has implemented an increase from 1.75 % to 2.0 % to our Short-Term Fund interest rate effective October 1, 2021.
Thank you again for your devotion and generosity as we journey together. I look forward to meeting you and cultivating our relationship with one another.
John Branning, Executive Director
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