New Mexico Methodist Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1964 to manage the assets of our local churches, agencies and institutions throughout the New Mexico Annual Conference.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE NEW MEXICO CONFERENCE METHODIST FOUNDATION: Investment Services. The Foundation maintains a broad-based investment portfolio, which allows the Foundation to enlarge and develop the financial resources available to churches, institutions and agencies in order to carry out their missions and ministries. Check out our current fund managers, quarterly performance reports, and other investment FAQs! Endowment Planning. The Foundation provides consultation on beginning, enlarging or reactivating endowment programs to encourage gifts that will provide financial resources for ministry. Planned Giving Programs and Management of Planned Gifts and Endowments. The Foundation manages gift annuities, trusts, donor advised funds and other planned gifts. Donor Contacts. The Foundation consults with individual donors interested in planned gifts. Estate Planning. The Foundation provides leadership for estate planning seminars and wills seminars. Methodists Helping Methodists. The Foundation provides consultation and projection fo safe debt and provides a loan program to support growth and development of the churches and institutions located with the New Mexico Conference. Stewardship Development. The Foundation provides consultation with congregations to build distinctive comprehensive stewardship programs and annual stewardship campaigns. Capital Campaign Consultation. The Foundation provides consultation with congregations planning to engage in capital stewardship campaigns and (on a limited scale) provides fee-based professional counsel with capital campaigns. Finance Committee Training. The Foundation assists congregations in evaluating their current financial condition and chart short- and long-term strategies for financial growth, including projections for debt management loans. For questions or to request information, contact our office: R. Lisa Massimo, Director of Communications [email protected] 505-255-8786 x113

Mission: The New Mexico Conference Methodist Foundation, Inc. enlarges and develops the resources available to churches, institutions and agencies in the New Mexico Annual Conference in order to carry out their missions and ministries. We do this by: Maintaining faithfulness to God’s covenant and openness to God’s guidance; Providing opportunities for people to expand ministries during their lifetimes and to continue ministry beyond their lifetimes; Being the provider of choice for socially responsible investment management and expertise; Stimulating awareness of biblical teachings and Wesleyan theological perspectives on faith and money; Providing counsel for safe debt management and providing affordable loans; Giving grants for selected ministry projects; Raising financial resources through spiritual growth and commitment in capital stewardship programs; and Providing leadership to enable faithful use and management of God’s resources.

[01/26/15]   We ask for prayers for the Rivas family today and that Cecillia's surgery goes through without a hitch!!


Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to the Hughes Family - Bill will be missed but certainly not forgotten.

[11/24/14]   Our prayers go out to Bishop Hutchinson --

Bishop William Hutchinson suffered a cerebral aneurysm while preaching in Atlanta yesterday morning, Sunday, November 23, 2014. Prayerfully the doctor was able to repair it through a cerebral angiogram yesterday and hopefully the bishop will need no further surgery. To aid in the healing, he is heavily sedated as he recovers. There appears to be NO physical damage at this time. Both Hutchinson sons, John and Mark, are with Kay in Atlanta. The plans at this time are for Bishop Hutchinson to be in the hospital for the next two weeks. Please keep praying for Bishop Hutchinson, Kay and their family. They feel your prayers.

Cards can be sent to their son, John, for Bishop Hutchinson at:

Bishop William Hutchinson
c/o John Hutchinson
3806 Verde Glen Lane
Cumming, Ga. 30040.

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[10/20/14]   Even lions may get weak and hungry, but those who look to the Lord will have every good thing. Psalms 34:10

[10/20/14]   We have been notified of the death of the Reverend David Joseph Lynch, who passed away this past Friday October 17th. Rev. Lynch began his ministry in 1953 with the California-Pacific Conference. He also served churches in the Desert Southwest and North Indiana conferences before coming to the New Mexico Conference in 1977, where he served churches until his retirement in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Maria Rowles Lynch. Services are pending. Notes of condolence may be sent to the family at 1655 Brisbane Dr, Dacula, GA, 30019. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

[10/15/14]   Pessimists need a kick in the can’ts!!!

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[09/29/14]   The New Mexico Methodist Foundation mourns the passing of Rev. Leonard Gillingham who passed away on Friday September 26. Rev. Sanford Coon offered the following words: "I so respected Leonard and all the time I was ED/Pres I was grateful for his years of service in the Conference and on the Foundation Board, his tenure as the interim ED between Bill Hutchinson and me, and his generous care as I was considering and applying for the position. I do feel a real sadness in his loss from our midst!"

Rev Gillingham was a long-time pastor in the New Mexico Annual Conference, having served various churches since 1960. He was also the district superintendent for the Clovis District from 1982-1986. He began as a part-time local pastor in 1950 with the Oklahoma Conference.

Services will be held Tuesday Sept. 30 at 4pm CT at First UMC in Weatherford, OK.

St. John's in Albuquerque will have a very informal Gathering of Remembrance at 3pm MT coinciding with the service in Weatherford. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring something for the alter, a story, poem, etc. to share.

Please be in prayer for Leonard's wife, Martha, and all their family and friends.

Thank God it's friday!


For all the working people out there, and let the weekend begin! Peace. BB B

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New Mexico Methodist Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1964 to manage the assets of our local churches, agencies and institutions throughout the New Mexico Annual Conference.

[08/04/14]   Congratulations Hulett-Bean Family.

Bruce and Kelsey Hulett-Bean are the proud parents of Kaylea, born July 24 and weighed in at 5lbs. 5.4oz. Mom and baby are at home doing well. Proud grandparents are Cynthia and Elwyn Hulett, Erma Bean and Jimmy Washington.

Congratulations and best wishes!

Prayer Requests from First UMC, Portales

Laura Crow, Linda Weem's sister, is out of the hospital. She is going to have surgery this next week for brain cancer. Please remember her in your prayers as well as Linda and her family.

Also remember Laqueda Chaves' mother , Ivy Allison . She is recovery from a bad infection.

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As long as the message is heard . . .

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[06/30/14]   "Even now," declares the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning." Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Joel 2:12-13

Our prayers and sympathies go out to Randy Gleason and his family today as they mourn the loss of his dear wife of 22 years, Debbie.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Big news today! After extensive discussions and a year of preparation, the foundation lead by John Rivas, President, is joining forces with the Texas Methodist Foundation to become one foundation. Great news for the congregations and generous folks we serve. Life is good. We invite you to view a short video of the presidents of the New Mexico Conference and Texas Methodist Foundations discussing this event.

I will open myself to the light of God’s love today.

[03/17/14]   For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. Galatians 5:14-15

[02/10/14]   Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him we must explain the way we have lived. Hebrews 4:13

[02/05/14]   My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need. Philippians 4:19

God has created the thread of each life for the purpose of being woven together in community.

[01/29/14]   My dear friends, if our hearts do not make us feel guilty, we can come without fear into God's presence. 1 John 3:21

Matthew West -Day after Christmas [lyrics]

Wishing everyone a Merry After Christmas . . .

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A 12 Year-Old Performs the Most Stunning Version of a Classic Christmas Song - a Must See

What a beautiful voice for a 12-year old. We can't believe she is only 12 years-old. What a voice!

When You Hear This A Cappella Hymn... You'll Just Cry! AMEN! †

Season's Greetings from the Staff here at the NM Conference Methodist Foundation. Your jaw will hit the FLOOR when you hear this hymn...

[12/19/13]   "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 (NIV)

Amazing video by children with cancer Denison Forum on Truth and Culture (DFTC) exists to engage contemporary culture with biblical truth

What the Story of Christmas Would Look Like if Told on a Cell Phone - Too Cool :) Nowadays, most people care more about their cell phone than their Bible. But now even phones are telling the wonderful story of Jesus's birth! Oh come let us adore Him!

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General information

Foundation History 1965: The Conference Staff Reorganization Committee brought a recommendation to the New Mexico Annual Conference to create The New Mexico Conference Foundation. The purpose of this new foundation was “to receive, invest, and administer funds derived from gifts, wills, and legacies for the benefit of the New Mexico Conference and its projects and institutions, and local churches.” Dr. Earl Nowlin to serve as a part-time director of stewardship and finance. 1966: First formal annual meeting was held, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws were developed, slate of board members prepared for submission and election at the Annual Conference session. The Foundation’s initial Board of Directors and Officers: Dr. Ralph Seiler, President (Albuquerque), Paul H. Barnes, Vice President (Albuquerque), James F. Elliott, Treasurer (El Paso), Dr. George W. Prothro, Secretary (Clovis), E. W. Faegin (Gallup), Paul W. Petty (Albuquerque), Caswell S. Neal (Carlsbad), Dr. R. L. Willingham, Dr. Brodace Elkins, and Fred Blocksom (Roswell). 1969: $2 million Bataan Hospital sale proceeds placed in the Foundation. Through the years the Conference has received $6,492,580.65 in distributions from that endowment for its various endeavors. Other additions have been made from time to time, and the current market value of the endowment is $3,462,792. 1984: Rev. Dr. Jerald Jackson was selected to become the first full-time Executive Director Doctor Jackson’s leadership proved crucial to the further development of the Foundation, its management style, its financial assets under management, its Board of Directors, and its outreach into the Conference. 1997: Rev. Dr. William W. Hutchinson became Executive Director. He was able to effectively share information and perspective about the ministries of the Foundation, the importance of financial planning by congregations, the role of endowments for congregations, and the significance of charitable trusts and gift annuities in the estate plans of individuals and families. 2000: Rev. Dr. Leonard Gillingham, Served as interim Executive Director. 2001: Rev. Sanford D. Coon became the Executive Director of the Foundation. Immediately prior to coming to the New Mexico Conference Foundation he was serving as a stewardship consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation. 2012: The Foundation manages over 400 separate accounts for congregations, institutions, and agencies throughout the Conference and over 80 gift annuities and charitable trusts. The total assets under management are approximately $35 million. The Foundation continues to be overseen by a strong 15 member Board of Directors.
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