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.

Our Staff

Alyssa Mills
Director of Accounting
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Amanda Jensen
Communications & Office Coordinator
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Cassie Parks
Accounting & Loan Specialist
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Katharine Yarnell
Executive Director
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Our Board

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


Executive Committee
Tom Bates, President
Lesa Moose, Vice President
Mike Orthel, Secretary / Treasurer / A&F Chair
Dan Corrow, Investment Chair
Melissa Drake Mark Martinez
Janet Griffith Pete Putney
Steven Hebert Brenda Stephany
John Helgerson Jacqueline Thompson
Kris Manning Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck