Foundation Staff Members

Rev. John Branning

Executive Director

Mary Lee Reed, CPA

Associate Director/CFO

Melissa Blakely

Office & Communications Manager

Yi Nippes

Accounting Clerk

Board Members of the Methodist Foundation of Mississippi, Inc.

Executive Committee

Mr. Jesse L. Ross, Jr.
(Board President)

Jackson
Rev. Joe Landrum
(Board Vice-President)

Corinth
Mrs. Jan Hitt 
(Board Secretary)

Collinsville
Rev. Zachary Beasley 
(Past Board President)

Holly Springs
Rev. John Branning
(Executive Director)

Madison
Mrs. Mary Lee Reed 
(Chief Financial Officer)

Madison
Mrs. Kelly Riley
Madison
Mr. Charles Leggett, Jr.
Hattiesburg
Mr. Wade Watts
Madison
Mr. Ben Walton
Jackson
Mr. John David Robinson
Ridgeland
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.
Chairman

 

Scholarship & Program Committee

Mrs. Kelly Riley 
(Chairperson)

Madison
Rev. Joe Landrum 
(Vice-Chairperson)

Corinth
Dr. Ron Whitehead
Booneville
Rev. John C. Moore
Ridgeland
Dr. Joe N. Bailey, III
Tupelo
Rev. Anna Fleming Jones
Jackson
Mr. John David Robinson
Ridgeland
Rev. Tim Prather
New Albany
Rev. Mitchell B. Hedgepeth 
Pelahatchie
Rev. Jeffery S. Shannon
West Point

 

Investment Committee

Mr. Ben Walton 
(Chairperson)

Jackson
Dr. Acie Whitlock, Jr. 
(Vice-Chairperson)

Jackson
Mr. Jesse L. Ross, Jr.
Jackson
Mr. Lester Myers
Isola
Mr. Freddie J. Bagley
Brandon
Mr. Charles Leggett, Jr.
Hattiesburg
Mr. Walker Sturdivant
Greenwood
Mr. Wade Watts
Madison
Mr. Henry Holifield
Ridgeland
Mr. Tom McCormick
Gulfport
Mrs. Jan Hitt
Collinsville

 

Emeritus Members

Mr. Howard E. Boone, Jr.
Mrs. Alveria Crump

Mr. Sherman Muths, Jr.
Mrs. RaLeen Haynes
Dr. Fred McDonnell
Mr. James L. McRae

 

Ex-Officio Members

Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., Chairman
Rev. Stephen Cook, District Superintendent
Brent Wilson, CFA Chairperson
Rev. Vickie White, Connectional Ministries

 

Advisory

Investment Mgt. Consultant: Gerber/Taylor Associates, Inc.

 

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