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About Holston

Holston Conference Foundation

Paul Bowman

Paul Bowman

Executive Director

PaulBowman@holston.org

Appointed in 2018 as Executive Director, Paul’s career in non-profit development began after graduating from the University of Memphis with a Master of Arts degree in history. He has worked for the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, The Salvation Army and Christian Academy of Knoxville. His higher education experience introduced him to the planned giving side of fundraising working for Carson-Newman University and most recently The University of Tennessee. In 2013, he was awarded Knoxville’s “Non-Profit Professional of the Year” distinction from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Served as the Director of Gift Planning for the Foundation from 2012-2018.

As Executive Director he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Foundation including investment services, planned giving and stewardship. He works with a board of individuals from all parts of the Holston Conference.

 

Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards

Director of Stewardship


Richard’s initial professional career began as an attorney in the Johnson City area. After responding to God’s call he completed seminary at Emory University (Candler School of Theology) and went on to serve churches in Farragut and Oak Ridge. He also worked for the Conference as the Director of Congregational Development before returning to the local church setting in 2013. He retired from full time ministry in 2017.

Rev. Richard Edwards accepted the position of Director of Stewardship in 2018 with the Foundation. He will be responsible for directing the stewardship resources provided by the Foundation, as well as resourcing the Conference’s Stewardship Team.

Sharon Watson

Sharon Watson

Chief Accountant

SharonWatson@holston.org

Responsible for accounting records, which include investments, contributions, distributions, statements and annual preparation of accounts for tax returns and audit. 

Brenda Mills

Brenda Mills

Accounts Manager

BrendaMills@holston.org

Responsible for accounting records for churches, charitable trusts and annuities. These records include investments, contributions, distributions, statements and annual preparation of accounts for tax returns and audit. Provides assistance to churches and individuals to review investments for their accounts. Assists the Executive Director with day-to-day operations of the Foundation.

Rita Broderick

Rita Broderick

Office Manager

RitaBroderick@holston.org

Welcomes all who call or visit the Foundation, maintains electronic and paper files, produces newsletters and publications, and coordinates and manages the office on a daily basis.

Tina Russell

Tina Russell

Office Assistant

TinaRussell@holston.org

Assists the Office Manager and Foundation staff in daily filing, special projects, and general office duties.