David Reed tapped to join
David R. Reed, a member of Martin First United Methodist Church, has been tapped to join the board of trustees of the Foundation for Evangelism, an organization that challenges the United Methodist Church to expand its evangelism ministry.
Dr. Jack Ewing, executive director of the Foundation for Evangelism, said, “We are really looking forward to having David Reed as a trustee of the Foundation. His passion for the United Methodist Church and his commitment to seeing the church grow through evangelism is what attracted us to him. An added benefit is his business background where he will be able to help us function at the highest possible level. We are confident that our organization will be stronger as a result of David’s trusteeship.”
Ewing described the foundation as an organization that is passionate about helping persons experience God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ.
“We provide grants to organizations that can help to identify, cultivate and train leaders who will have a multiplying impact on the United Methodist Church,” he said.
Reed, commenting on his selection to the board, said, “I am humbled and honored to have been invited to serve. The foundation’s focus is to provide support, primarily through funding, to organizations that develop leaders in evangelism.
“In business,” he continued, “I had a passion for building successful organizations by helping others develop their leadership skills. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with this group of lay persons from throughout the United States who share a passion for developing clergy and lay leaders within the United Methodist Church.
“In the next few years, we’re going to experience the greatest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next in U.S. history. We must give United Methodists the opportunity to participate in the important work of the foundation which is positioned to receive and invest spiritual venture-capital in effective evangelistic and disciple-making ministries.”
Reed added, “I know of no other organization within the United Methodist Church, that provides a greater opportunity to make a long-term contribution to God’s kingdom.”
The foundation’s headquarters building is located at Lake Junaluska, N.C. The foundation is directed by a board of trustees who are laypersons from throughout the United States.