About the Health Fund

We are called to help Kansans thrive with healthy minds, bodies, and spirits

The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund sparks conversation and action to improve the health and wholeness of all Kansans—especially those in rural and under-served communities. Through funding programs and ideas, providing hands-on expertise, and convening partners, we advance innovative solutions to improve Kansans’ health for generations to come. We steward a $70 million endowment, which has provided more than $76 million in grants and program support since our inception in 1986.

Strategic Framework 2023-2026


All Kansans are physically, spiritually and mentally healthy.


Healthy Kansans through cooperative and strategic philanthropy guided by Christian principles.

Our Values

In the spirit of our founding in Christian Health Ministry, we continue to be dedicated to:

• Bringing philanthropy and Christian principles together to advance health
• Being a learning, responsive and innovative organization
• Working for social justice for all people
• Fostering environments of accomplishment and celebration
• Working to advance health and racial equity and reduce disparities

Meet Our Team

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Board of Directors

Lori Hartnett - Hutchinson, KS - Chair
Matt Penner - Hutchinson, KS - Vice-Chair
David Jordan - Hutchinson, KS - President
Jennifer Clasen - Hutchinson, KS - Secretary
Lynette Juresic - Wichita, KS - Treasurer
Thomas Bell - Topeka, KS
Kate Davis - Wichita, KS
Susan Evans - Colby, KS
Bryce Flaming - Benton, KS
Jee Sook Gil - Paola, KS
Lori Hartnett - Hutchinson, KS
Jeff Horlacher - Colby, KS
Lynette Juresic - Andover, KS
Kendal Kay - Ashland, KS
Rev. Ronda Kingwood - Wichita, KS
Erick Nordling - Hugoton, KS
Matthew Penner - Hutchinson, KS
Sabrina Rosario - Salina, KS
Kevin Walker - Overland Park, KS (pictured)
Monte Wentz - Concordia, KS
Yolanda White-Oliver - Wichita, KS
Bishop David Wilson - Topeka, KS
Non-Director Committee Members:
Robert Morris - Wichita, KS

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