Chair: Larry Williams


Committee Members:

Carver Bryant, Vice-Chair

Pamela Browne

Robin Bush

Kim Campbell

Winston Carew

Wendy Cummings

Kevin Williams

James McKenzie                                                   

Responsibilities of the Chairperson

  • This leader guides the work of the trustees throughout the year, including preparing and communicating the agenda for meetings, leading the meetings, following up on plans by assigning responsibility for implementation and coordinating both routine and special maintenance of church property, including endowments, trust funds, and gifts made to the congregation.
  • The chairperson should maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life.
  • This person needs to become familiar with disciplinary and legal requirements related to church property and with United Methodist resources and organization.
  • This person should consult regularly with the pastor about property matters.

Responsibilities of the Committee

  • This team, subject to the direction of the charge conference, has oversight and care of all local church property, buildings, and equipment to further the mission of the church. This work is done in consultation with the pastor.
  • This team and individual trustees need to engage in spiritual practices that build attentiveness to God’s will and direction. Church administration and attentiveness to daily affairs can distract the team from the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Trustees need to hold one another accountable to the mission and vision of the church.
  • Trustees receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation and make certain that trust funds of the congregation are invested properly.
  • Trustees ensure that the Articles of Incorporation of the congregation are kept up-to-date.
  • Trustees annually review property, liability, and crime insurance coverage on church-owned property, buildings, and equipment. They also review personnel insurance for protection against risk and consult with the pastor-parish relations team about other personnel insurance.
  • Trustees conduct an annual accessibility audit of buildings and grounds to discover and then work toward eliminating barriers that impede the full participation of all people.
  • The team submits annual budget requests to the committee on finance for property maintenance and improvement and new property purchases.
  • Trustees are accountable to the charge conference and the church council. The term “trustees” as used in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church may be construed to be synonymous with “director of corporations” when required to comply with law.

Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for the Job

  • Trustees benefit from having one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, helping, discernment, leadership, administration, and giving. The chairperson should show evidence of prior effective ministry leadership, especially in the area of stewardship of assets, and this leader should exhibit evidence of active and growing discipleship.
  • Useful knowledge and skills for this position are knowledge of property and asset management, ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other ministry leaders. The chair should show prior ability to preside over meetings, the ability to delegate responsibility and to follow up to complete tasks.
  • Trustees should show genuine interest in responding to the hopes and concerns of people in the community and show willingness to partner with community interests.
  • The congregation’s committee on nominations and leadership development may establish specific standards for this position.

  • Get Plugged In: I Want to Join this Church!

    If you are interested in joining Good Hope Union United Methodist Church, please contact us for more information at:

  • Celebrating the Gift of Salvation!

    Beloved, we want to celebrate the gift of God's salvific love (salvation) with you! If you have professed Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior for the first time this year, please let us know. We are excited about God at work in You! If you are uncertain, we are here for you as well. God loves all people and desires for all to live in the abundance of God's life-giving power. As people of faith, we want to stand with you, to encourage you, and to equip you for the journey ahead. Please send us an e-mail at with your name and contact information or call the church office so that we can share the next steps with you. We praise God for your decision and look forward to our time together!

  September 2021  
Today's Events
Bible Search