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Our Staff

Our Staff

Ehren Congdon, 

Ehren Congdon, Foundation Investment Management’s President, came to the organization in 2016 with a desire to use his knowledge and skills to serve a higher mission. Previously, Ehren spent fourteen years as a Financial Planner, working with businesses, colleges, universities, and many individuals.  His goal was always to help his clients make the right decisions about their money. 


Ehren believes that the Foundations and Agencies of the United Methodist Church are essential to the church and is proud to serve them.


Ehren centers his investment management philosophy in the fundamentals of an efficient market but also knows that we need to be good stewards of the gifts we have been given.  This is the reason why he works with each group - to make sure that their investment portfolio accurately reflects their goals.


Ehren lives in Nashville with his wife Caitlin and three children.  He is a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee.  Ehren was also a member of the Tennessee State Board of Economics and Finance.  


He attended the Boston University Institute of Finance, where he completed the Certified Financial Planner program and completed his undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University.


Our Board Members

Ivanna L. Cole

Ivanna L. Cole, CPA serves as the CFO United Methodist Foundation, Inc. (based in Garner, NC). She has been with UMF since October 2014. Prior to UMF, she served as the Controller for the NC Conference of The UMC for over 6 years. She has also held positions as the Chief Audit Officer at NC Central University and as an Experienced Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ivanna attended the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a degree in Accounting and General Business. She is a CPA and, in addition to that, has a Not-for-Profit Certification II from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ivanna is married with two children and enjoys spending time with them doing fun things like road trips, indoor rock climbing, bowling and attending University of Maryland football and basketball games.

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Appadurai Moses Rathan Kumar

Appadurai Moses Rathan Kumar is the General Secretary and Treasurer for The General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church.

With over 50 years of business experience and a lifelong faith, Appadurai Moses Rathan Kumar was elected the General Secretary of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) in August, 2008. The General Council on Finance and Administration is one of several administrative agencies doing the global work of the United Methodist denomination.

Moses served for eight years as the Treasurer and Executive Director of Administrative Ministries for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church prior to joining GCFA. He also previously served at Palmer Theological Seminary for four years as the Vice President for Finance and Operations.

As general secretary of GCFA, Moses Kumar serves as the chief executive of GCFA as he leads the organization to fulfill its responsibilities to the denomination. In his role, he serves as the chief financial officer for the denomination which has 13 million members. Duties in this position include oversight and administration of the United Methodist global financial resources, statistical data collection, insurance products and legal interests of The United Methodist Church, among other areas of administrative ministry.

Moses possesses, and has exemplified, innovative vision for ministry in the services provided by GCFA in order to increase its servant ministry and responsibilities to the people of The United Methodist Church.

Moses has served on the United Methodist Insurance Board (UMI) for four years.

In June 2018, Moses was certified as a local licensed Pastor at the Tennessee Annual Conference.

Pastor Kumar holds a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Madras Christian College in India. He is married to Rev. Felicia Kumar and they have two adult daughters and six grandchildren.


Barry Kyte

As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, CFP®, Barry provides our clients with trusted advice based on sound financial principles and analysis. With 20+ years of experience, Barry has managed $100M+ in client assets and has advised on $75M+ in acquisitions/divestitures of client owned businesses.

Barry takes a comprehensive approach to portfolio construction and financial planning, by integrating each aspect of a client’s financial picture into his overall analysis. Barry develops an extensive financial roadmap by reviewing his client’s investment assets, outstanding liabilities, future cash flow requirements, employee benefits, insurance needs, education goals, and future windfalls. He is willing to work closely with his client’s other professional advisors in order to coordinate portfolio selection, income tax, and estate planning needs. Barry believes this “holistic” approach paints a realistic financial picture for clients and gives them the confidence that comes with preparing for the inherent risks of the future.

Barry attended Florida State University where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s in Finance. He is a member of the CFA Institute and serves as a member of the board/investment committee for Foundation Investment Management. As a former member and mentor at the Entrepreneur Center of Nashville, Barry helped develop funding strategies for businesses in the early stages of development.


Sabrina Singh

Sabrina Singh has spent the last 15+ years working in the secured lending and leveraged loan industries. She currently originates new financing opportunities for Bank of America and her prior experience includes underwriting and managing corporate loans for several financial institutions. In addition to serving on the Board for FIM, Sabrina is actively involved in the Secured Finance Network and Association for Corporate Growth. Sabrina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University. Sabrina resides in Chicago with her husband, two children, and an energetic golden retriever.


Rev. Sharon L. Williams

The Rev. Sharon L. Williams is an Elder in full connection in Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church with more than 20 years transformational leadership experience as a pastor, strategist, consultant and coach. 


Rev. Williams currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ-Indianapolis, has served under appointment in a variety of pastoral leadership contexts in Indiana; and in the Missouri Annual Conference, where she served as an Associate Director in the Office of Mission, Service, and Justice. Prior to trusting the call to become a 1st generation Methodist and enter the ordination process, she served in a variety of missionary contexts – from Philadelphia to Atlanta, even Central America. Her ecumenical heart and spirit of collaboration has opened doors to partner with International Ministries to pastor a Spanish-speaking church start in Bluefields, Nicaragua, to serve as a hospice chaplain resident, a PRN chaplain and staff chaplain for level 1 Trauma centers in Atlanta and Philadelphia. 


Rev. Williams is a sought-after resource leader with a deep respect for the faithful and a message of hope for the church. She celebrates the gift of Christ’s call and brings to her current commitment to pastoral ministry an enthusiasm for inspiring the all-sufficient grace of living sentin service with God’s church to a whole world. Rev. Williams cherishes a host of support from friends and family, especially that of her husband, The Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams Jr. (also a United Methodist Elder).

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