About

The Iowa United Methodist Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit corporation that has been serving churches, organizations and individuals across Iowa for over 50 years. IUMF resources our local churches and institutions through financial support services including, but not limited to investments, loans and endowment programs. We also manage trust funds and estate gifts made by individuals for charitable purposes. The Foundation is run by a board of 15 Iowa United Methodists ensuring that your funds and your needs are being properly met with the utmost focus and care.

Office Staff


Katharine Yarnell
Executive Director
[email protected]
515-974-8928

Alyssa Mills
Director of Accounting
[email protected]
515-974-8909

Cassie Parks
Loan & Accounting Specialist
[email protected]
515-974-8929

Amanda Jensen
Communications & Office Coordinator
[email protected]
515-974-8927

Field Staff


Jim Barnett
515-386-2897

Jim Louk
515-402-7593

Dennis Shepherd
641-755-2655

Jane Shepherd
515-351-2269

Carol Sundberg
319-310-8715

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of Iowa United Methodist Church members.

Tom BatesLesa Moose
Dan CorrowMark Morehouse
Melissa DrakeMike Orthel
Janet GriffithPete Putney
Steven HebertMark Morehouse
John HelgersonBrenda Stephany
Kris ManningNaomi Sea Young Wittstruck
Mark Martinez