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Resurrection Foundation

Helping you plan a legacy gift for lasting impact of the church’s ministry and mission.

What is the Resurrection Foundation?

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Foundation, a Kansas nonprofit corporation, was established in 2002 to identify and develop opportunities for planned giving. Our purpose is to endow and support the lasting impact of the church’s ministry and mission by encouraging members to remember Church of the Resurrection in their planned giving.

Listen to this word from Pastor Adam on what the Resurrection Foundation means to LaVon and him:

Leave a Legacy

As a member of the church, you have committed to a journey of knowing, loving and serving God as you grow in your faith. A gift to the Resurrection Foundation is one way of furthering your lifetime commitment and stewardship by remembering the Foundation in your will or trust or as a designated beneficiary of another asset. A legacy gift is a way to provide support to the church’s mission and ministries in the future.

Secure the Future

Provide a lasting impact through funding:

  • Future catalytic mission and ministry
  • Seminary Scholarships
  • Campus Specific Initiatives
  • Local and Global Mission Initiatives
  • Endowments for future building and maintenance needs

Renew Our Church

The Foundation recognizes those who have chosen to include it in their estate or planned giving with membership in the John Wesley Legacy Society (JWLS). The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, believed giving and stewardship were integral to Christian discipleship and served as visible expressions of our love for God and neighbor. As a JWLS member, you join others who understand that our giving is deeply rooted in our theology and mission.

Meet the Foundation Team

Debi Nixon

Executive Director

Linda Roser

Associate Lay Director

Jina Lindsay

Executive Assistant

Board Members

  • Anne Blessing
  • Jim Buffington
  • Debbie Dellinger
  • Lewis Gregory (Chair)
  • Stephen Harmon
  • Jack Highfill
  • Michele Janson
  • Dave Rock
  • Heather Smith
  • Ray Smith
  • Bill Whitaker


  • Bill Ellwood (Blue Springs)
  • David Sisney (Downtown)
  • Scott Blakesley (Leawood)
  • Gary Robben (Leawood)
  • Joe Sims (Leawood)
  • Martha Carpenter Smith (Leawood)


2019 Quarterly Resurrection Foundation Board Meetings

The Foundation Board cultivates the importance of legacy giving; promotes planned gifts; receives, invests, and administers in a fiduciary capacity Foundation bequests and legacy gifts that support the ministry of Church of the Resurrection. 

Date(s): August 13 & November 7

Location: Leawood Campus, Bldg C, Room C041a

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

2019 Every Season has a Purpose … What’s Yours?

Charting A Path For What’s Next

Thinking about the next season in your life? Crossroads Ministry’s annual pre-retirement seminar will address important considerations for those planning to retire in a few years, newly retired, changing jobs, dealing with family issues, and other major seasons in life.

Watch for further details and registration link in the August Crossroads Newsletter!! If you aren’t already signed up for the Crossroads Newsletter you can sign up here.

Date: October 19, 2019

Location: Leawood Campus, Bldg B Foundry

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Estate Planning Seminar Fall 2019

Thinking it is time to do a will? Planning on updating your will or trust? Attorney Scott Blakesley will present current information and answer questions that will help prepare you to take the next step with your professional advisor.

Please join us for discussion about all aspects of wills, trusts and estate planning, including tax issues. Sign up here.

Date: October 26, 2019

Location: Leawood Campus, Bldg B Room B251

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm