Sam Gibson of Benton, Rev. Lynn Lindsey of Little Rock, and Gary Nutter of Texarkana recently were elected to the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas Board of Directors. The Foundation manages $164 million in endowment funds and other charitable assets that benefit local churches and United Methodist ministries.
“A major key to our success in creating endowments to benefit United Methodist ministries in Arkansas is an active, engaged board of directors,” said The Honorable Beth Deere, UMFA Board Chair. “They provide leadership that strengthens our United Methodist connection.”
Gibson, a member of First UMC, Benton, is an attorney in private practice with the Benton law firm of Gibson & Gibson, P.A. He served 15 years as elected City Attorney for the City of Benton and eight years as an elected Municipal Judge for Benton and Saline County. Gibson retired after 35 years of service with the United States Army Reserve at the rank of Brigadier General. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Juris Doctor degree. He and his wife Pamela Bryan Gibson have two children and four grandchildren.
Rev. Lindsey is a retired United Methodist minister who served at her home church, Pulaski Heights UMC, Little Rock, as Director of Children’s Ministry, Director of Evangelism and New Member Ministries, Executive Pastor, and Director of the Foundation. She attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Rev. Lindsey completed theological classes at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas and was ordained as a deacon. She is married to Wayne Lindsey and together they have a blended family of six children.
Nutter has been an attorney in private practice since 1971 with the Texarkana law firm of Dunn, Nutter & Morgan, LLP. He graduated from Hendrix College and the University Of Arkansas School Of Law at Fayetteville. Nutter is a member of First UMC, Texarkana, where he has served as Administrative Board Chair, Chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, and currently is a Church Trustee. He and his wife Jeanie have two sons and three grandchildren.
UMFA is one of the largest United Methodist Foundations in the country. Founded in 1963, the Foundation is responsible for over 800 funds that support United Methodist ministries.