Michael Reeves serves as senior associate pastor and director of strategic resources at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. Prior to this, he was president and chief executive officer of the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana. As senior consultant with two national stewardship consulting firms, Reeves designed and directed more than 200 capital campaigns. He holds an MA in Religious Education and a PhD in both Church Administration and Foundations of Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reeves is also an N.S.F.R.E. Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Rob Fairly is Vice President of the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana and provides general financial consultation to churches, institutions, and individuals throughout the state. A lifelong Methodist and an active member of First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, he has served in numerous local church leadership positions on the district and conference levels. Rob is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving and the current president of the Planned Giving Council of Greater Baton Rouge, a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, professional advisors and other community leaders established to promote public interest in charitable giving.
The Reverend Sanford Coon is an ordained elder and member of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Since 2001, he has served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Conference Methodist Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.