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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.

A Message from our Senior Pastor, Adam Hamilton:

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

How to get started today making your future impact:

  • Grants for Local and Global Mission Initiatives particularly focused on meeting the needs of children and families living in poverty and giving them a future with hope
  • Grants for Catalytic Mission and Ministry, including new campus starts
  • Support of Specific Campus Initiatives and Needs, including evangelism, outreach, and ministry
  • Seminary Scholarships and Grants helping equip leaders for the future of the church
  • Endowments for New Ministries and Building and Maintenance Needs

Resurrection Foundation Legacy Society

The Foundation recognizes those who have chosen to include the church in their estate or planned giving with membership in the Resurrection Foundation Legacy Society. As an RFLS member, you join others who become ambassadors to the importance of leaving a legacy and making a difference in the lives of others and the life of the church through your generosity for generations to come.

Meet the Foundation Team

Debi Nixon

Executive Director

Linda Roser

Associate Lay Director

Jina Lindsay

Executive Assistant

Board Members

  • Anne Blessing
  • Debbie Dellinger
  • Lewis Gregory (Chair)
  • Stephen Harmon
  • Stephanie Hubers
  • Michele Janson
  • Bob Kirkland
  • Rob Oltjen
  • Dave Rock
  • Heather Smith
  • Ray Smith
  • Bill Whitaker


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


Online Estate Planning Seminar

Is it time to do a will or update your current will or trust?  The Resurrection Foundation is hosting an online estate planning seminar. The event will take place on October 26 and 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, with different topics, discussed each evening.

Local estate planning attorneys will present current information to help you prepare to take the next step with your professional advisor.

Date: October 26 & 27, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

2020 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): February 13, May 07, August 13 and November 19.

Location: Leawood Campus, Bldg C, Room C010

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm