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S T. PA U L’ S M E T H O D I S T F O U N D A T I O N O F H O U S T O N 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

A F O U N D AT I O N FOR THE CHURCH THE CITY & THE WORLD

CORNERSTONE


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y 2016 CHAIR David Welsh

Donna Adair

CHAIR Tonya Knauth

Sandy Bankston David Barry

VICE CHAIR David Hull

VICE CHAIR David Hull

Robin Gandin

TREASURER John Hawkins

TREASURER John Hawkins

Matthew Lester

S E C R E TA R Y Leigh Smith

S E C R E TA R Y Michael Ragsdale

L I F E T I M E D I R E C TO R S Fred Hofheinz James V. Walzel MEMBERS Tara Arnold Leah Barton Tonya Knauth Jim Perdue, Jr. Michael Ragsdale Johanna Wolfe Rev. Tommy Williams, Senior Pastor A DV I S O R Y M E M B E R S David Gunn Board of Trustees Chair Veronica Pearce Business Manager Ashlee Ross Finance Chair Dale Rudick Church Council Chair F O U N DAT I O N S TA F F Rev. Rick Goodrich Executive Director

OUR MISSION

2017

Kelsey Johnson

Tiffin Wilsford Kamil Zelezik

L I F E T I M E D I R E C TO R S Fred Hofheinz James V. Walzel Beth Wiggins

WRITTEN BY Kelsey Johnson Rev. Rick Goodrich

MEMBERS Leah Barton Marc Boots Jim Perdue, Jr. Leigh Smith Kim Watson Johanna Wolfe Rev. Tommy Williams, Senior Pastor A DV I S O R Y M E M B E R S Michael Barrett Finance Chair David Gunn Board of Trustees Chair Brad Harmes Church Council Chair Veronica Pearce Business Manager F O U N DAT I O N S TA F F Rev. Rick Goodrich Executive Director

St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation of Houston provides ongoing financial

support to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, its facilities, and its ministries through income received from a permanent endowment fund and provides a vehicle for St. Paul’s congregation to direct personal financial and property assets for future ministry and mission of St. Paul’s.

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A legacy of generosity

Ever-widening Sing praise circles to God

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Diversity of thought

Mission & outreach

For generations to come


A memento from St. Paul’s first location on McGowen Street, the original cornerstone was integrated into the 1930s-era edifice where we worship today at Main and Binz.

YOU ARE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES & PROPHETS, WITH CHRIST JESUS HIMSELF AS THE C O R N E R S TO N E . IN HIM THE WHOLE STRUCTURE IS JOINED TOGETHER AND GROWS INTO A HOLY TEMPLE IN THE LORD; IN WHOM YOU ALSO ARE BUILT TOGETHER SPIRITUALLY INTO A DWELLING PLACE FOR GOD. EPHESIANS 2:19b–22

Mother and son share the light of Christ at the 2016 Children’s Christmas Eve Service.

What is a cornerstone, anyway? In ancient times, the cornerstone was the first to be laid in a stone foundation, upon which the entire building would rest and all other stones would be oriented accordingly. It’s not surprising, then, that Christ is understood to be the cornerstone of the church throughout the world. And for us here at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston, it is because of the firm footing of Christ’s love and grace that we gather the courage to be “a cathedral for the city.” In large part, this “cathedral vision” began to be realized over 57 years ago with the establishment of the St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation. Even back then, St. Paul’s grand cathedral stood as an iconic landmark in the city, and its architecture continues to require complex and sometimes costly maintenance. To ensure that tending to the building’s wear and tear wouldn’t hinder the church’s ministries and missional activities, in 1960 the visionary pastor Dr. Alfred Freeman and lay leadership organized a formal endowment, the St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation of Houston. Believe it or not, the Foundation’s first gift was a modest $100. Since then, people of various financial means have generously offered their own gifts, bolstering the capacity of the Foundation. Stronger today than ever before, the Foundation stewards over $18 million in assets, distributing resources toward scholarships, community and global mission projects, spiritual formation and lectures, and capital improvement needs. The Foundation continues to receive gifts to general and designated funds, gifts given as honoraria and memorials, as well as Planned Gifts such as annuities, bequests, remainder trusts and life insurance beneficiary gifts. Through your own generosity and those generous saints who came before us, we have a strong Foundation, centered around Christ as our cornerstone. This gives St. Paul’s the ability to truly be “a cathedral for the city.”

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Legacy & Willing Friends

2016 Financial Statements


A legacy of generosity GENEROSITY IS THE CORNERSTONE OF ST. PAUL’S FOUNDATION AND THE WORK IT ACCOMPLISHES IN OUR CITY AND IN THE WORLD. Gifts made to the Foundation support the ministries and mission endeavors of St. Paul’s UMC, ensuring a sure and steady future for the church. The Foundation applies 100% of all contributions to its permanent endowment funds.. Interest accrued from those endowment funds enables the Foundation to make grants and scholarships, as well as cover administrative costs other than salaries ($25,970 in 2016). The Foundation maintains separate bank accounts, investments and financial records from the church. As a 501(c)3 corporation, the Foundation is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a Type 1 Supporting Organization. As a result, gifts made to the Foundation are typically deductible for federal income tax purposes. W AY S T O G I V E

The Foundation welcomes gifts of cash, marketable securities and real property at any time. Many donors

make a one-time gift in honor or memory of someone or to recognize a significant milestone. Donors can designate gifts for any purpose or ministry within the church. Should a donor prefer to remain anonymous, the Foundation is committed to honoring such requests. All donors are advised to consult with their tax attorney or accountant prior to making commitments. Donors may choose to name the Foundation as a beneficiary of certain assets from these sources: • Bequests from Wills or Trusts • Retirement Accounts • Charitable Gift Annuities • Charitable Remainder Trusts • Life Insurance • Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation

Learn more about Planned Gifts on page 21 or contact Rev. Rick Goodrich, Executive Director of the Foundation, at rgoodrich@stpaulshouston.org or (713) 528-0527

THANK YOU TO O UR 2016 CO NT RIBU TO R S GENERAL (UNRESTRICTED) Linda and Vic Baldridge BBVA Your Cause Sol Bobst Keitt Family LTD Jean Mize Razoo Foundation Roundtable Sunday School Class Jan and Dan Schmieder In Memory of Don Squibb by Mr. & Mrs. Gene Witter In Memory of Jason Mustacio by Debbie and Frank Jones In Memory of Betty Adair by St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study Debbie and Frank Jones In Memory of Elizabeth West by Debbie and Frank Jones In Memory of Louise Pearson by St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study In Memory of Garland Gresham by Kimball and Beverly McMahan In Memory of Rev. Robert Briles by Beverly and Kimball McMahan In Memory of Elton Dancer by Candlelighters Class In Memory of Holton Primm by Candlelighters Class In Memory of James Pride, Sr. by St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study In Memory of Christine Tinsley by The Roundtable Class Susie Ragsdale 2

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In Memory of Tove Huffmeister by Susie Ragsdale In Memory of Hannah Primm by Candlelighters Class In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Raylene Lawrence Sonny and Pat Pearson Betty Sue and Art Peabody Richard and Joan Spaw Carolyn Dolby Kimball and Beverly McMahan Mary Dix Michael Rogers Don Begley Linda and Vic Baldridge Beth and Robert Brown Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ohr Debbie and Frank Jones Doris and Kenneth Sitton Sharon and Delbert Zogg Beth and Jim Wiggins Karen and Harvey Gaskey Leta and David Barry Kathryn and Keith Grady Suzanne Howze Monday Munchers Supper Club John Tinsley The Roundtable Class In Memory of Dan Edmundson by Linda and Vic Baldridge Beverly and Kimball McMahan Kathleen and Don Meador Joan and Richard Spaw Pat and Jim Walzel Euniece Wolcik and Peggy Martin Pat and Sonny Pearson S T . PA U L’ S M E T H O D I S T F O U N D A T I O N O F H O U S T O N

Beth and Jim Wiggins St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study Lyndel Bull Monday Munchers Supper Club Leta and David Barry Martha Martin The Roundtable Class In Memory of Rev. Tom Edwards by Beth and Jim Wiggins In Memory of Eva Ivins by Linda and Doug Crosson In Honor of Candace Baggett & Ron Restrepo by The Roundtable Class In Honor of Lonnie and Nancy Glosup by The Roundtable Class In Honor of Norm and Sheree Davis by The Roundtable Class In Honor of Jane Ann Bickham by The Roundtable Class In Honor of John Feather by The Roundtable Class In Honor of the Marriage of Dottie Burge and Vic Driscoll by St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study In Honor of the St. Paul’s Family by Susan and Rev. Danny Yang Dr. Homer and Margaret Leifeste Fund In Memory of Dr. Homer & Margaret Leifeste by The John Martin Estate BUILDING AND FACILITIES FUNDS Building and Facilities (Unrestricted) Gwen Knuz The Hawkins Family Foundation Ashlee Ross

In Memory of Warren Kingsbury by Douglas Kingsbury In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Thomas Menges In Memory of Rev. Tom Edwards by Thomas Menges Walzel Directors’ Challenge Fund Jim and Beth Wiggins Capital Replacement Fund Bethany and Rev. Tommy Williams James and Rosann Hooks Endowment Fund Carol Wiener In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Rosann Hooks In Memory of Dan Edmundson by Rosann Hooks In Memory of Salle Lou Cody by Rosann Hooks In Memory of Cynthia Sapp Brunnel by Rosann Hooks Carol Wiener In Memory of Carol Devore by Rosann Hooks In Memory of Mary Lou Leatherwood by Rosann Hooks Carol Wiener In Honor of Patricia Flaherty by Carol Wiener In Honor of Rev. Danny Yang by Carol Wiener In Honor of Peggy Harris by Carol Wiener


The gathered Easter people orient themselves around the Gospel text, as proclaimed by Rev. Dr. Matthew Russell.

In Honor of Bishop Janice Riggle Huie by Rosann Hooks In Honor of Ken Coleman by Rosann Hooks In Honor of Josephine Crain by Rosann Hooks In Honor of Eleanor Colvin by Rosann Hooks MUSIC FUNDS Music Funds (Unrestricted) Leta and David Barry Helen and Brian Garrison In Memory of Rev. Tom Edwards by Leta and David Barry In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Betsy and Robert Brownville In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Davidson by Betsy and Robert Brownlee In Memory of Madge Roberts by Candlelighters Class In Memory of Phillip and Susan Shannon by Patricia Needleman In Memory of Elyne and Jack Shannon by Patricia Needleman In Honor of Peggy Odam by The Teagarden Family In Honor of Larry Walters by The Teagarden Family In Honor of Georgia Struthers by The Teagarden Family Puckett Music Scholarship Fund In Memory of Dotty Harrel by Ken Coleman

In Memory of Rev. Tom Edwards by Ken Coleman MISSION AND OUTREACH FUNDS General Missions In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Ralph Salazar and Laurie Minton Mission to Children The Hawkins Family Foundation LOCAL MISSIONS Local Missions (Unrestricted) In Honor of Clarice Ator by Dixie Rodkey Houston Poverty Outreach Irene Cafcalas Hofheinz Foundation Bethany and Rev. Tommy Williams In Memory of Craig Rogers by Ashlee Ross Wilson and Nora Boots Mission Fund for Methodist Mission in South America Mr. and Mrs. Frank Childress Frank and Carol Childress Foundation Virginia Stevenson Vic Driscoll and Dorothy Burge In Honor of Wilson and Nora Boots by Janet and Fred Wahrlich Janet Wahrlich Donald Kirby In Honor of Rev. Terry & Linda Thompson by Vic Driscoll and Dorothy Burge In Honor of Dick and Diane Schenke by Vic Driscoll and Dorothy Burge In Honor of Tom & Jerilyn Daugherty by Vic Driscoll and Dorothy Burge

In Honor of Marc Boots by Virginia and Robert Stevenson In Honor of Ginny and Bob Stevenson by Donald Kirby In Honor of Jane and Jack Middleton by Donald Kirby OTHER OUTREACH Terry Thompson Pastoral Care Fund In Honor of Rev. Terry Thompson by Vic Driscoll and Dorothy Burge SPIRITUAL FORMATION & LECTURESHIP FUNDS Kerley Endowment for Spiritual Advancement and Understanding Christian Anfosso Barbara Buckner Helen Shoup Barbara and Donald Bruckner Richard Wingfield Victoria Agee Carol Burns Barbara Burr Nan Hall Linke Linda and Brad Harmes Krystal and Tom Irven Gwendolyn and Addah McLarty Barbara and Tom Mongomery Arrie Pierre Gehan Linda and Rev. Terry Thompson James E. Winn Kathryn and Donald Pederson In Memory of Doug Miller by Colleen Sweeny

In Honor of Dr. Bill Kerley by James Pool In Honor of Dr. Bill Kerley & Sherry Beeman by Linda Webb Pearson Lecture Series for Interfaith Understanding Pat and Sonny Pearson In Memory of Betty Adair by Ronald Restrepo and Candace Baggett In Memory of Marvin Coleman by Ronald Restrepo and Candace Baggett Jane Ann Bickham In Memory of Dan Edmundson by Ronald Restrepo and Candace Badgett In Honor of Pat Pearson by Vicie Coleman In Honor of St. Paul’s Hospitality by Vicie Coleman In Honor of Pat and Sonny Pearson by Jane Ann Bickham Ministers’ Continuing Education Fund Camille and Glenn Cunningham SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Alberta Baines Scholarship Fund The John Martin Estate Charles Hiller Scholarship Fund Carolyn and Donald Lamm Swickheimer-Mays Scholarship Fund Thomas C. Mays III Kurt and Tara Arnold Scholarship Tara and Kurt Arnold

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Rev. Nataly Negrete and Helen Spaw co-facilitate several bilingual Healing Circles, utilizing art therapy exercises within a safe space for listening and processing.

Ever-widening circles ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH strives to be a cathedral for the city of Houston. A place where diversity of thought is embraced, where meaningful worship is cherished, and where Christ’s vision for our community and our world is met with impactful action by a dedicated congregation. Put simply, the Foundation helps enable our congregation to embrace its ambitious mission to transform the world in God’s image. Because of the blessing that is the St .Paul’s Methodist Foundation of Houston, our operating budget is relieved of much the burden of maintaining—and improving—our facilities and can be nimble, responsive and imaginative with ministry.

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In 2016, the Foundation funded $427,000 to pay for building and landscaping maintenance for our beautiful facilities and established The Dr. Homer and Margaret Leifeste Fund to offset general expenses. Because the Foundation covers expenses like these, St. Paul’s can say yes to ministries that tend to the needs of the community—both inside and outside the church’s walls. Last year, St. Paul’s introduced Healing Circles, a dynamic model that brings people in the midst of difficult circumstances together in a safe, accepting environment.


B U I L D I N G & FA C I L I T I E S F U N D S

2015 2016

Building & Facilities (Unrestricted)

$724,266

$740,656

4,996

29,201

1,066,665

1,078,012

John Fellers Memorial

60,297

60,946

Elia and W.W. Fondren

358,332

362,144

Curtis C. “Pop” Gunn

57,141

57,749

James E. and Rosann F. Hooks

76,188

91,325

Capital Replacement Fund W.P. Dickey

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Sanctuary Preservation

419,033 423,491

Elizabeth & Clyde Lilly

103,050

104,146

John Winn McKee

116,190

117,245

1,532,124

1,548,422

30,901

31,230

1,929,196

1,949,718

121,686

122,981

29,379

29,692

Orien and Lucile Van Dyke

270,638

273,517

Pat and Jim Walzel

292,687

295,798

2,113,772

2,141,383

Latimer and Kathryn Murfee Fund Henrietta Davis Reese Memorial Gordon and Ruth Rouse Bertha B. and W. King Sanders William and Mary Elizabeth Shirley

Walzel Directors’ Challenge

TOTAL BUILDING & FACILITIES FUNDS $9,306,541 $9,457,656

L A N D S C A P I N G F U N D S Landscaping (Unrestricted)

$23,778

$24,077

Pat and Jim Walzel

593,010

599,134

$616,788

$623,211

TOTAL LANDSCAPING FUNDS

G E N E R A L F U N D S General (Unrestricted)

$1,701,297 $1,729,922

Bankston Fund

Whether someone is experiencing grief, going through a divorce or raising a child with special needs, Healing Circles allow renewal to happen in community. Several circles are held in English and Spanish and incorporate art therapy and contemplative prayer into the process. For many, this “ministry of presence” can be incredibly important along life’s journey. A strong foundation is never seen, yet without it a building cannot stand. St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation strives to be the invisible—yet invaluable—support for the vital work our congregation is doing in the city and throughout the world. That is no more evident than the work we accomplish because of the Building and Facilities Funds.

118,997

126,024

69,088

70,980

198,367

200,473

Florence and George Jordan Fund

24,984

25,851

Helen and David W. Light, Jr.

39,770

40,359

Marr-Carlisle Memorial

29,518

29,831

691,574

721,569

58,653

59,276

480,835

485,939

Dr. Homer and Margaret Leifeste Fund (New)

66,519

Carolyn Beatty General Fund Ray Jarl

Wanda and John Martin Fund Sue Moers Ann W. Young

TOTAL GENERAL FUNDS

$3,413,083 $3,556,743

For more information, see footnote on page 21.


Sing praise to Go M U S I C F U N D S

2015 2016

Music (Unrestricted)

$69,610

74,363

73,084

77,535

296,323

299,990

$439,017

$451,888

Puckett Music Scholars Fund Pat and Jim Walzel TOTAL MUSIC FUNDS

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016


MY FIRST MEMORY OF ATTENDING ST. PAUL’S is of being in awe as the choir processed down the center aisle. I would come home every Sunday and process singing through the house, ending up standing on my bed, the choir loft. I joined the children’s choirs under the direction of Anna Teagarden. As eager as I was to start singing, I absolutely hated children’s choir. I wanted to quit desperately. Luckily, Anna was insistent that I continue to sing. The training and inspiration I have gotten from St. Paul’s has led me to pursue a career in music. Without Anna’s help, I am not sure if I would be as passionate and dedicated to music. Her undying love for music has inspired me and others in the St. Paul’s community to become more involved with the church. I have had the privilege of being a member of the St. Paul’s Choral Scholars for the past four years, serving as an ambassador of the church by telling Scholars more about St. Paul’s and answering their questions about the church and Christianity. For the past four Christmas Eves, I have either sung or served as an acolyte at every service, resulting in spending thirteen hours at St. Paul’s each Christmas Eve. There is nowhere else I would want to be. This year, I had the privilege of leading the “grand procession.” Being my final year at St. Paul’s, it was special to be leading everyone in this meaningful, significant procession. I felt

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as if I were going out into the world, doing a Outstanding vocalists auditioned from Houston-area high schools make up the St. Paul’s Choral Scholars, a group dedicated to excellence in sacred music. They provide choral leadership in the 9:45 am worship

task that is quite daunting but knowing that my church family will be right there with me the entire time.

— K E ATO N

BROWN Choral Scholar, 2013-2017

service throughout the academic year.

ST. PAUL’S CHORA L SC H O LAR S

Began its eleventh season of enriching the skills of young singers through the preparation and promotion of the finest in sacred choral literature.

PUC K E T T M U S IC SC H OL A R S F U N D

Used to help fund the Choral Scholars. Choral Scholars who are graduating from high school are also eligible to apply for scholarships for their freshman year in college.

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An additional $17,000 was granted to Change Ringing Bells, Children’s Choir, the Royal School of Church Music program, worship bulletins, choir robes, instrument maintenance, contract singers and instrumentalists, and other music supplies.

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INTELLIGENCE + CHARACTER— T H AT I S T H E G OAL OF T R U E E D U C AT IO N.

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LUTHER KING, JR.

S C H O L A R S H I P F U N D S

2015 2016

Anderson Music Scholarship

$46,065

$46,591

Kurt and Tara Arnold Scholarship

32,194

57,947

Alberta Baines Scholarship

63,592

77,573

Bankston Good Samaritan Scholarship

22,370

22,610

Eula Bakker Scholarship

31,668

32,544

Bates Family Scholarship

707,899

715,691

22,564

22,805

Robert L. Clark Scholarship

178,349

186,036

Ellena P. & Robert H. Dickerson Memorial Scholarship

296,591

301,231

Edith Dissinger Scholarship

78,619

79,456

Carolyn and Alfred H. Freeman Scholarship

36,502

36,888

Barbara and William Grisham Scholarship

22,663

23,154

121,763

123,172

Sadler Bible Class Scholarship (fmr. Lon Morris) 30,318

30,605

R.C. and Paris Blair Scholarship

Charles F. Hiller Scholarship

Diversit IN 2016 THE ST. PAUL’S METHODIST FOUNDATION OF HOUSTON passed a great milestone by exceeding the $1,000,000

St. Paul’s Foundation Scholarship

100,982

102,106

33,276

33,891

The Foundation has 19 scholarship funds

Zane Ann Tigett Scholarship (St. Paul’s School) 73,806

78,165

totaling over $2,000,000 and leverages those

Jay and Renna Williamson Scholarship

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funds to provide educational opportunities

Swickheimer-Mays Scholarship

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to nearly three dozen students each year.

Wood-Young-Washburn-Wilson Scholarship Funds (fmr. Lon Morris) TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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66,262

$2,000,472 $2,073,356

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

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In 2016 the Foundation awarded $86,700 to 35 graduating seniors and continuing college students.


Scholarships ease the financial load for young people such as Quinn Cullen Burhans, who attends Schreiner University in Kerrville. These scholarships allow students to stay focused on their studies and social engagement.

y of thought The recipients of these scholarships continue to send us yearly

I’m learning more and more just how St. Paul’s taught

letters on their progress, expressing how much these scholarship are

me the importance of carrying the message of Jesus

making a difference in their lives and the pursuit of their goals and their dreams.

from within the sanctuary out onto the streets. Interfaith peacekeeping and reconciliation work is what I believe God is calling me to participate in.

— PAT R I C K GO L D EN The scholarship I received through the Foundation has given me the

ROTHBERG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM

opportunity to follow my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. I hope to one day inspire my students and show them the importance of being kind and helpful through community service. These are life lessons I learned while serving on St. Paul’s youth mission trips.

— QUI NN C UL LE N BU RH AN S

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY, KERRVILLE, TX

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GREAT THINGS RISE FROM STRONG FOUNDATIONS. This truth extends beyond

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S T. PAU L’ S U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T MISSION AND VISION MISSION St. Paul’s United Methodist Church centers itself around vibrant worship that moves us to Christian mission, hospitality, and faith formation for all peoples and communities. VISION St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a cathedral for Houston that embodies its diversity, inspires faith, and leads to change for the common good of all peoples and communities.

MISSION & OUTREACH FUNDS 2015 2016

GENERAL MISSION General Mission Fund

$34,480

34,487

Louise Cook Fund

32,266

32,627

Carole Driscoll Memorial Fund

64,670

65,341

Carolyn Beatty Mission Fund

72,200

74,195

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Mission to Children & Youth

215,466

223,194

Fueling innovation in

Nurturing lasting

Local Missions

529,953

644,027

Houston’s nonprofit

relationships

community while

between our church

Global Missions

264,854

271,272

working to address the

and our world.

Other Outreach

219,898

227,883

root causes of poverty and spread Christ’s love throughout our city.

TOTAL MISSION & OUTREACH FUNDS

$1,433,787 $1,573,026

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

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For generations to come

MEET YULISSA. She’s a young student who is picked up from MacGregor Elementary every day after school with some of her friends and rides the church van to St. After School students receive personal tutoring as they work through homework assignments.

Paul’s Abraham Station. In the After School Program, they enjoy a healthy snack before tackling homework together. Next, Yulissa

M I S S I O N TO C H I L D R E N & YO U T H

2015

2016

Mission to Children & Youth Fund

6,539

6,620

208,927

216,574

Mission to Children Fund

and her friends choose among enrichment centers, do a group craft and finish out the day with recreation on the playground or in the gym. Once a week, everyone goes to Chapel for music and a Bible story reflection. This is just one example of the intentional, relational ministry with youth and children in Houston

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

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supported by Foundation grants.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016 S T. PA U L’ S A F T E R SCHOOL PROGRAM The Mission to Children Fund was established over 15 years ago to fund organizations who serve children from low-income families. The St. Paul’s After School Program hosts a group of 32 elementary-age students each afternoon during the school year and for three weeks of camp each summer. In 2016 $4,000 was granted for this purpose.

C H I L D A D V O C AT E S , I N C . Dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse in Houston, Child Advocates, Inc. received a grant of $4,400 in 2016 to continue their work in our community.

Close friendships are fostered among the 32 students in the After School Program.

SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER Small Steps Nurturing Center is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates two preschools for 180 economically at-risk students aged 2 through 6, living in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wards of Houston. Small Steps received $3,000 in 2016.

ICONOCLAST Iconoclast is a dynamic poetry and art program for inner city students from five of Houston’s public schools and two juvenile detention centers. The students publish an anthology of original poetry called “They Say” each spring. Iconoclast received a Foundation grant of $1,720 in 2016.

Kids stretch their skill sets, being introduced to dance, karate, art and other enrichment activities.

At St. Paul’s, we practice respect, safety and love—these values

I absolutely love volunteering with the After School

are central to our ministry with children. I personally love Chapel

Program at St. Paul’s. This program truly has a positive

time with the kids. Jesus has so many things to teach us, and it’s

impact on the lives of the children, their families

wonderful to have the kids connect with the Bible and see

and volunteers. We work with the children on their

how it all ties together.

homework, read books, sing, worship and have plenty

— E L LE N E D WA R DS

of time for fun and games. It gives me so much joy to

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

see a child light up when they suddenly understand

It is one of the highlights of my life to spend time with the kids in

how to add fractions, read a challenging story and

St. Paul’s After School Program. They are delightful and full of

improve their performance in the classroom. In this

boundless joy—and energy! St. Paul’s provides a place of security

nurturing environment, we watch the children grow in

and nurture, and we who have the privilege of working with these

confidence, develop friendships and know God’s love.

children and their families, we are the fortunate ones.

— L I N DA C RO S S O N

— A NNA TE AGA R DEN

VOLUNTEER, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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Mitzvah Day volunteer spruces up MacGregor Elementary flower beds.

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2015 2016

Local Mission Fund

6,587

6,719

523,366

637,308

91,057

92,031

128,841

135,852

Houston Poverty Outreach Fund

OT H E R O U T R E AC H Senior Citizens Fund Thompson Pastoral Care Fund

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

WE ARE CALLED AS CHRISTIANS to be in ministry with all of our neighbors, and this call is most visibly answered in initiatives designed to provide pathways to a brighter future for our Houston neighbors. In 2016 the Foundation funded innovation in local mission such as those you see below.

M I S S I O N & O U T R E A C H:

Neighbo

2016 LOCAL MISSIONS GRANT RECIPIENTS AMAZING P L AC E Operating the only local day center exclusively devoted to those with mild to moderate dementia, Amazing Place also has support services in place for caregiving families and offers educational initiatives and dementia programs throughout the greater Houston community.

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EMERGENCY A I D C OA L I T I O N (EAC) Collaborates to provide food, clothing and other basic needs, with an emphasis on serving the working poor. Operating as an interfaith association of congregations, EAC addresses goals of preventing homelessness and helping individuals achieve selfsufficiency.

JUSTICE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS H O U S TO N Providing lowincome individuals and families with affordable, high quality immigration legal services and immigration education and advocacy is Justice for our Neighbors’ mission. They also accompany immigrants in navigating the U.S. immigration system.

S T . PA U L’ S M E T H O D I S T F O U N D A T I O N O F H O U S T O N

WESLEY COMMUNITY CENTER Wesley Community Center is committed to improving the quality of life for the community it serves. Wesley’s programs are designed to reduce poverty, and alleviate its effects through a comprehensive array of services for children, youth, families, and seniors.

THE W O R K FA I T H CONNECTION Addresses the challenges of disadvantaged job seekers in Houston, with a specific focus on serving those caught in the cycle of poverty, formerly incarcerated, recovering from addiction, or transitioning out of homelessness.

H O L LY H A L L A non-profit retirement community operating on Christian principles, Holly Hall is dedicated to keeping the physical safety and well-being, and the spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of its residents as its highest priority.


For Ash Wednesday, a station for prayer is set up near the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) where clients access food, clothing and other supplies for their basic needs.

L O C A L

ors near… I N T E R FA I T H MINISTRIES MEALS ON WHEELS Delivering meals to homebound seniors in Harris and Galveston Counties, Meals on Wheels serves seniors who are unable to shop or fix their own food due to disability or chronic illness, with additional nutrition provided to the frailest seniors who receive additional breakfast and weekend meals.

THE LIFE CENTER Through the operation of a shortstay residential facility, and the combination of an educational program, an in-house work program and group counseling sessions, The Life Center hopes to facilitate homeless individuals’ shift to their proper place as productive and stable members of today’s society.

PRISON ENTREPRENEURSHIP P RO G R A M Unlocking human potential through entrepreneurial passion, education and mentoring, with groundbreaking results including more than 1,500 graduates, a recidivism rate below 7%, and employment rate of 100% within 90 days of release, and over 280 businesses launched by graduates.

SEA RC H HOMELESS SERVICES SEARCH Homeless Services ensures clients obtain permanent housing, increase their income, improve their health, and ultimately regain their independence. The House of Tiny Treasures preschool is working to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and provide the next generation with a brighter, more hopeful future.

TH E B EAC O N The Beacon provides services that restore dignity, self-respect and hope to Houston’s poor and homeless. This past year, THE BEACON served over 10,000 homeless individuals through its four core programs: THE BEACON DAY CENTER

Provides a hot meal, shower and full-service laundry facilities to an average of 300 people each day, five days a week.

BEACON LAW

Civil legal aid services for low-income and homeless individuals, championing equal justice. BRIGID’S HOPE

A twelve-month intensive residential program for homeless, non-violent females recently released from prison. THE CATHEDRAL CLINIC

Combines primary medical care, psychiatric treatment, and mental health counseling.

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Emmanuel Methodist Church hosts the youth from St. Paul’s for a week-long mission trip in summer 2016.

M I S S I O N

&

O U T R E A C H:

G L O B A L

…Neighbors far JOHN WESLEY ONCE SAID “I look upon the whole world as my parish.” St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is blessed to be trusted with the financial resources of the St. Paul’s Foundation—resources which allow us to take a both/and approach to caring for God’s children, both in our city and across the world. In 2016, the Foundation supported Zoe Ministries, helping children worldwide lead secure, healthy, connected, and prepared lives. We also supported the UMC Mission: Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean in addition to our sister church, Emmanuel Methodist Church in Bolivia. 16

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New friends, Grace and Viro, visit the Cristo de la Concordia statue atop San Pedro Hill near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

MARY ELLEN WEYLANDT VISITED Bolivia for the very first time when she was a kid, just 11 years old. She came with her dad, helping to build the youth center at Emmanuel Methodist Church. Over the next decade Mary Ellen made return trips to Bolivia, serving with youth missions teams and then returning alone to stay with missionaries Wilson and Nora Boots. Now in her mid-20s, Mary Ellen traveled with St. Paul’s youth on their 2016 mission trip, where Bolivian women offer their hospitality by preparing meals for the mission team.

she reconnected with a Bolivian teen named Viro, whom she used to babysit in years past. Over the week-long stay, as teens from St. Paul’s interacted with Emmanuel youth and collaborated on work projects, Mary Ellen noticed how Spanishspeaking Viro befriended English-speaking Grace. Despite the fact that Viro and Grace do not speak the same language, they still became close buddies and worked and played side by side.

THE ST. PAUL’S FOUNDATION INVESTS IN LONG-TERM, LIFETRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIPS. It’s relationships like these—relationships formed over time through multiple encounters together—

G LO B A L M I S S I O N S

that make the mission connection all the more

2015 2016

authentic and mutual. Emmanuel Church knows

Global Missions Fund

6,539

6,299

that St. Paul’s will be there for the long-haul. Just

Mission for Latin America

7,011

7,085

251,304

257,888

as Viro and Grace linked arms as friends, St. Paul’s Wilson & Nora Boots Fund for Methodist Mission in South America

continues its commitment to link arms with its sister church in Bolivia to support her endeavors for vibrant, transformative ministry.

For more information, see footnote on page 21.

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Bridges to understanding

PEA R SO N LECTURE S ERIES January 2016

Rev. Tommy Williams introduces Dr. Jill Carroll, who moderated an interfaith panel.

S P I R I T U A L F O R M AT I O N & LECTURESHIP FUNDS

2015

2016

Craven-Wilson Lectureship

$71,815

$74,555

Kerley Endowment for Spiritual Advancement and Understanding

124,061

128,140

33,710

35,700

Labyrinth & Spiritual Formation Fund

discourse in our city by funding the hosting of five

Dr. John L. and Mary Lou Margrave 24,980 26,455 Lectureship Fund Ministers’ Continuing Education Fund

24,980

41,676

J. Robert Nelson Lectures on Interfaith and Ecumenical Solutions for Peace

62,714

66,418

Pearson Lecture Series for Interfaith Understanding

64,972

67,459

Total Lectureship & Spiritual $407,231 $440,403 Formation Funds For more information, see footnote on page 21. 18

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ongoing lecture series to initiate and continue important conversations for community and spiritual growth. Additionally, the Foundation makes funds available for ministers to participate in educational programs through the Ministers’ Continuing Education Fund. As one example, The Pearson Lecture Series for Interfaith Understanding was established in 2006 by Pat and Sonny Pearson. When Sonny Pearson was sent to Saudi Arabia in 1989, his minister asked him to bring back a prayer rug. The search for the prayer rug went through an engineer he was working with and a pre-dawn journey into the desert.


THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOLERANCE AND R E S P E C T. T OL E R ANC E SAY S,

“I’ll allow you, for now, to have your views.” Sr. Dr. Ilia Delio

RESPECT SAYS,

“I am listening. Tell me more. I want to understand your views.” BRINGING IN GUEST LECTURERS HELPS US TO FIND THOSE MUTUAL PLACES OF UNDERSTANDING—BOTH IN OUR CHURCH AND THROUGHOUT T H I S C OM M U N I T Y.

— R E V.

RICK GOODRICH

Rev. Heidi Neumark

When Pearson was presented with the prayer rug,

C R AV EN -W ILSO N LEC TUR E

K ER LEY LEC TURE

he was told, “You tell your minister that he may have

March 2016

November 2016

In Rev. Heidi Neumark’s latest book, Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, she grapples with Antisemitism in the church and the role of the church in silencing trauma. In her lecture last spring, she shared how her lifelong identification with marginalized people and work for social justice emerged from roots she never knew existed.

This past fall, we welcomed Sr. Dr. Ilia Delio for a one-day conference and guest lecture. With doctorate degrees in both pharmacology and historical theology, she explored the intersections of science and spirituality.

this prayer rug on one condition: when he prays, he prays for all of God’s people, not just Christians.” That statement planted the seed for establishing The Pearson Lecture Series for Interfaith Understanding.“It is our hope,” said Pat Pearson, “that this lecture series will foster understanding and respect between and among the three faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and encourage an appreciation of our common faith heritage dating back to Abraham.”

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PLANNED GIFTS Be a part of the future of St. Paul’s and a blessing to others Since it was established, approximately $6 million, or about 35% of the total contributions to the St. Paul’s Foundation have resulted from bequest from wills and other instruments of estate planning. We give thanks for these visionaries who had a dream for what St. Paul’s would be and provided a gift to be a part of St. Paul’s future forever. Here are three ways you can make a planned gift.

LIFE INSURANCE & PA R T N E R S H I P I N T E R E S T S

2015 2016

Life Insurance Policy Value (Current Surrender Value)

76,762

86,343

Keitt Family Ltd. Partnership (1%)

25,090

26,035

Samford Family Ltd. Partnership (1%)

12,382

12,382

Total Life Insurance & Partnership Interests $114,234

124,760

TOTAL VALUE OF ENDOWMENT GIVE TO AN EXISTING FUND Donation of any amount

You can give toward a particular purpose, such as music, missions, facilities, landscaping, student scholarships and more. Or, simply give an undesignated gift to the General Fund.

SET UP A NEW FUND Min. donation of $25,000

Do you want to establish a new permanent fund for a purpose of your choosing? This option gives you the ability to set up and name a fund how you wish.

SET UP A NEW SCHOLARSHIP Min. donation of $10,000

$17,731,151 $18,301,044

For more information, see footnote on right.

Create a named scholarship to support students pursuing higher education. You have the option to set up the criteria for the scholarship (such as area of study).

The Foundation’s Board of Directors must approve all new funds & acceptance of certain tangible property gifts.

WILLING FRIENDS The Willing Friends Society is a community of individuals who have included the St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation of Houston or St. Paul’s UMC in their estate plans, including wills, trusts, gift annuities, and life insurance benefits. Willing Friends who passed away in 2016 include Duane Lewis. We are grateful for his gift to the Foundation and the Church. CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE WILLING FRIENDS SOCIETY, EIGHT OF WHOM PREFER TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. DEB ADAMS

JOHN CUNNINGHAM

LARRY GUNN

TOM MENGES

SCOTT RODKEY

LES ADAMS

MEL DAILEY

LINDA HARMES

LINDA MEYER

CHARLES SANDERS

DOROTHY ASHBY

MORITZA DAY

BRAD HARMES

MERVIN MILLER

RACY SANDFORD

JIM ASHBY

MARY DIX

RENEE HAWKINS

MARTI NELSON

LYNN SCHROTH

ALICE ATKINSON

VIC DRISCOLL

JOHN HAWKINS

RAN NISBETT

GEORGE SCHROTH

URVINE ATKINSON

LISA EMMITE-BAKER

ROSANN HOOKS

PAT PEARSON

RICK SHANKS

MARCI BAKER

BOBBIE FELLERS

SUZANNE HOWZE

SONNY PEARSON

JEAN SNYDER

MIKE BAKER

PAUL FISHER

TONY HUFFMAN

BOB PENNINGTON, JR.

JOAN SPAW

LINDA BALDRIDGE

ELIZABETH FORDHAM

DAVID HULL

FRANCES PENNINGTON

RICHARD SPAW

VIC BALDRIDGE

ANALISA FRAZIER

STORMY HULL

CHRIS POWERS

DAVID SYER

REV. JIM BANKSTON

KYLE FRAZIER

DEBBIE JONES

HEATHER POWERS

HARLEY TRIPP

SANDY BANKSTON

LOIS MARIE FREEMAN

FRANK JONES

KATHRYN PRIEST

MARTHA TRIPP

PRISCILLA BROWN

RICHARD FREEMAN

RICHARD KEITT

SYLVIA RACHFORD

CARY WELSH

BILL BURHANS

SARI FREY

BABS ROBERTS-KEITT

HENRY RACHFORD, JR.

DAVID WELSH

KELLY BURHANS

BECKY FULLER

BILL KING

SUSIE RAGSDALE

CAROL WIENER

PEGGY CASKEY

BOB FULLER

KAREN KREVALIS

BECKY REEVES

BETH WIGGINS

THOMAS CASKEY

DEE STEVENS GOFF

MARTIN KREVALIS

HUGH REEVES

JIM WIGGINS

CAROL CHERRY

GREG GRANT

HARMON LANFORD

KEITH REEVES

REV. GAIL WILLIFORD

JOANN COLLIER

LYNN GRAY

RON MARR

NORMA ROADY

AMBER YORK

JOSEPHINE CRAIN

W. L . GRAY

TOM MAYS

JOHN ROBINSON

BYRON YORK

CAMILLE CUNNINGHAM

ANN GUNN

DAWNA MENGES

DIXIE RODKEY

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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES: 2014–2016

2016

2014

2015

2016

$1,268,725

$298,616

$285,377

1,035,262

(36,565)

1,072,133

$2,303,987

$262,051

$1,357,510

575,434

617,680

608,000

70,380

82,250

84,278

3,631

1,250

9,850

General Missions Missions to Children & Youth

8,045

11,650

9,095

9,200

10,700

10,120

Local Missions

4,140

10,000

19,006

Global Missions Senior Citizens Outreach

6,089

15,369

15,966

4,100

4,750

4,403

REVENUE Contributions Investment return, net

FINANCIAL

T O TA L R E V E N U E

EXPENSES

STATEMENTS

GRANTS

St. Paul’s UMC Scholarships Spiritual Formation & Lectureships

Net Assets include unrealized gains and losses. The balances reflected in Life Insurance and Partnership interests are considered unrestricted funds. Financials for the year 2015 were audited by Blazek & Vetterling and were found to present fairly, in all material aspects, the financial position of St. Paul’s Methodist Foundation of Houston as of 12/31/2015. Financials for the year 2016 are unaudited. As of 12/31/2016, the portfolio is managed by Vanguard Asset Management Service, Valley Forge, PA. Detailed financial records are available through the Foundation office.

911

Pastoral Care TOTAL GRANTS MADE OPERATING EXPENSES

Since its first year in 1960, the Foundation has fulfilled all IRS requirements as a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation has filed an IRS Form 990 report each of those years and each report has been accepted as submitted.

T O TA L E X P E N S E S

681,019

753,649

761,629

20,985

22,166

25,988

702,004

775,815

787,617

1,601,983

(513,764)

569,893

Net assets

16,642,932

18,244,915

17,731,151

Net assets

$18,244,915

$17,731,151

$18,301,044

CHANGES IN NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR END OF YEAR

FINANCIAL SUMMARY INCEPTION-TO-DATE YEARS

CONTRIBUTIONS

GAINS ( LO S S E S ) N E T OF EXPENSES

LESS GRANTS T O S T. PA U L’ S

LESS GRANTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

LESS OTHER GRANTS

CHANGE IN VA L U E O F ENDOWMENT

ENDING VA L U E O F ENDOWMENT

T H E F O U N DAT I O N ’ S F I R S T 5 0 Y E A R S A R E S H O W N B Y D E C A D E S 1960–1969

$99,566

$20,235

$3,850

$250

$8,300

$107,401

$107,401

1970–1979

114,896

76,920

48,250

-

33,028

110,538

$217,939

1980–1989

1,483,720

412,373

344,245

38,223

40,790

1,472,835

$1,690,774

1990–1999

2,365,006

1,920,753

1,011,698

133,818

40,503

3,099,740

$4,790,514

2000–2009

7,637,602

3,565,608

2,806,500

455,799

151,422

7,789,489

$12,580,003

RECENT PERIODS 2010

250,500

1,470,946

448,521

64,150

16,788

1,191,987

$13,771,990

2011

125,010

23,552

543,856

69,600

5,265

(470,159)

$13,301,831

2012

234,000

1,582,215

538,842

68,950

27,331

1,181,092

$14,482,923

2013

506,750

2,289,341

547,254

60,725

28,103

2,160,009

$16,642,932

2014

1,268,725

1,014,277

575,434

70,380

35,205

1,601,983

$18,244,915

2015

298,616

(58,731)

617,680

82,250

53,719

(513,764)

$17,731,151

2016

285,377

1,046,145

608,000

84,278

69,351

569,893

$18,301,044

2,968,978

7,367,745

3,879,587

500,333

235,762

5,721,041

$14,669,768

$13,363,634

$8,094,130

$1,128,423

$509,805

$18,301,044

2010–2016 TOTAL

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