Rev. J. Wayne Clark
President & CEO
Wayne became President and CEO in 2019. Before joining the Foundation, he worked almost 23 years at Hendrix College serving most of the time as Chaplain, but also served as Dean of Students, and Associate Vice President of Development. He was ordained as a United Methodist minister in 1986 and received his degrees from Hendrix College and Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He served as pastor of churches in Dallas, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and The United Kingdom. Wayne and his wife, Rynnett, have two grown daughters, Nichola and Natalie.
Clarence E. Trice
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Clarence E. Trice joined the Foundation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2009 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Clarence is responsible for the Foundation's accounting, administrative, investment, probate, and trust activities. He is a CPA with more than 30 years of experience performing and supervising audit, review, taxation, and advisory services. Clarence and his wife Kimberly are members of Highland Valley United Methodist Church in Little Rock. He has two grown sons, Trent and Matthew.
Rev. Lynn Kilbourne
Director of Development
Rev. Lynn Kilbourne is the new Director of Development for The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas. As a 2006 Foundation Scholar, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation since 2016. Lynn was ordained as a United Methodist elder in 2011 and received degrees from Henderson State University and Duke Divinity School.
She has served in ministry for 12 years as the Associate Pastor of Bryant FUMC and Conway FUMC, and the Senior Pastor of North Little Rock FUMC. She serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Episcopacy Committee of the Arkansas Annual Conference. She is a past chairperson of the United Methodist Clergywomen of Arkansas and has taught at the Hendrix Course of Study.
Lynn and her husband, Rev. Nathan Kilbourne, have two daughters Eleanor and Lydia.
Northwest Arkansas Development Officer
Amy Anderson is the new Northwest Arkansas Development Officer for The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas. Originally from Fayetteville and a lifelong Methodist, Amy recently moved back to the area after spending 10 years serving overseas with the U.S. Foreign Service. While in high school, Amy held leadership positions in the United Methodist Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM). She brings to the Foundation experience in school admissions, development, and advancement work.
Amy received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2002. She has two children, Jake and Lily.
Rev. Mackey Yokem
Director of Leadership Ministries
Mackey is a native of Little Rock and grew up in St. Luke United Methodist Church. He graduated from Hendrix College and received a Master of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He retired in July 2016 after 43 years of active service as a United Methodist pastor. His appointments were to the local church, District Superintendent, Assistant to the Bishop, and Director of Connectional Ministries, all in the Arkansas Annual Conference.
Mackey and his wife Cindy are the parents of four children, Erin Yokem Weber, Jenny Yokem Kyle, Grace Ann Yokem Depper, and Taylor Pearce Yokem. Mackey and Cindy are the grandparents of Abbott Caroline Kyle, Graham Bennett Kyle, John Mackey Weber, Mattie Kathleen Weber, and Ruth Helen Depper.
Director of Accounting
When Kristin Hartman joined the Foundation, she merged her background of banking and the non-profit sector. In 2001, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Although her early careers were in finance and banking, Kristin followed her heart into the nonprofit arena. In 2011, she began at the Foundation as Account Manager, and was promoted to Director of Accounting in 2019. Beyond the workday, Kristin finds joy in orchestrating family adventures. She lives in Little Rock with her husband and three children.
Haley Walker Klein
Haley Walker Klein joined the Foundation as Administrative Coordinator in May 2018. In January 2020 she took over the role of managing communications for the Foundation. Haley graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. When Haley isn't spending time with her two children, Eve and Ford, she enjoys reading, live music, and treasure hunting at local antique stores.
Emily Madden joined MFA as the Account Manager in February of 2019. Emily was born and raised in Little Rock where she currently lives with her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Mya and Sam. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Emily enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Office & Hospitality Manager
Cathy came to the Foundation in January of 2020 from the Arkansas Annual Conference, bringing many years of experience working with laity, clergy, and local congregations from around the state through her work in the Center for Vitality and previous roles at Camp Aldersgate, Mount Eagle, and Hendrix College. Cathy's adult children, Corey Bacon, Drew Bacon Benham, and bonus son Brian Benham, live here in Little Rock. She is a member of St. Paul UMC and enjoys cooking, sharing meals and meaningful conversation, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with her two grandchildren, family, and friends.
Craig joined the Foundation in October 2020. In addition to working at St. James UMC, Little Rock, Craig keeps the Foundation in great working order. He may be behind the scenes for most events but we could not do our work without him.