United Methodist Health Ministry Fund 2001 Annual Report




H U T C H I N S O N ,  K A N S A S


Towards fulfilling the mission of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund


MOBILIZE groups and volunteers to provide health care ministries of healing and wholeness

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Local Affiliate Start-up Grants
BBBS of Anderson County Garnett $50,000  
BBBS of Chautaqua County Sedan $15,000  
BBBS of Cloud County Concordia $40,000  
BBBS of Ellis County Hays $40,000  
BBBS of Greenwood & Elk Ctys. Eureka $35,000  
BBBS of Miami County Paola $45,000  
BBBS of Norton County Norton $15,000  

Pony Express BBBS

Hiawatha $50,000  
BBBS of Sedgwick County Wichita $100,000 Continuation of Club Buddies Mentoring Program with Boys & Girls Club
BBBS of Topeka, Inc. Osage County $30,000 Start-up of Osage County Youth Mentoring project
BBBS of Topeka, Inc. Jefferson County $35,000 Start-up of Jefferson County Youth Mentoring project


Communities in Schools of Kansas, Inc. Newton $75,000 Stimulate development of new CIS programs through matching funds
First United Methodist Church Johnson $20,000 Start-up of child care center
Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka Topeka $5,000 Start-up Quinton Heights Neighborhood Alliance
Frontenac United Methodist Church Frontenac $88,013 Start-up of child care center
Hays Unified School District #489 Hays $41,888 Start-up of after school program
Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita $30,000 Start-up of faith-based anti-racism project
Kansas East Conference Independence $128,176 Development of Parsons District Parish Nurse Ministry
Kansas East Conference Topeka $30,000 Volunteers in Mission (VIM) support
Kansas Public Health Association, Inc. Topeka $90,000 Establishment of Kansas HIV/AIDS Partnership
Kansas West Conference Wichita $30,000 Volunteers in Mission (VIM) support
Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Mt. Hope $5,000 Start-up of summer youth activity program
Nickerson United Methodist Church Nickerson $20,000 Start-up of after school program
Reno County Planning Council for Children & Families, Inc. Hutchinson $60,000 Establishment of congregational wellness strategy for community health improvement
Rose Hill United Methodist Church Rose Hill $84,426 Start-up of child care center
South Hutchinson United Methodist Church South Hutchinson $18,412 Expansion of after school program to include summer care
Sunflower Community Action, Inc. Wichita $25,000 Build capacity for continued community improvement
Valley United Methodist Church Marion $9,950 Start-up of preschool

STIMULATE the development and expansion of innovative programs that improve the delivery of health care

Center for New Community-Chicago Emporia $75,000 Start-up of Midwest Rural Organizing Project to address health and other needs of Hispanic families
Counseling & Mediation Center Wichita $5,000 Underwrite Faith and Health conference
Friends of Recovery Mission $60,000 Continued development of Oxford Houses in Kansas for substance abuse recovery
Grantmakers in Health Washington, DC $2,500 Support of 2002 Annual Conference
Institute for Health Policy Solutions Washington, DC $20,000 Technical Assistance for State of Kansas national grant application
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. Wichita $5,000 Underwrite "Future of Health" speaker Dr. Richard Swenson
Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Salina $276,929 Pilot accreditation support for child care providers
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved Topeka $8,000 Health Professional Shortage Designation analysis
Kansas Health Ethics Wichita $5,000 Continued development of the organization and health ethics programming
Kansas Hospital Association Topeka $8,480 Underwrite "Future of Health" speaker Dr. Michael Annison
Kansas Nonprofit Association Topeka $2,356 Development of resources for Kansas nonprofits
Kansas Public Health Association, Inc. Topeka $10,000 Underwrite "Future of Health" speaker Laurie Garrett
Kansas State Nurses Association Topeka $4,500 Underwrite "Future of Health" speaker Rhonda J. Robinson-Beale, MD
National Association of Social Workers, Kansas Chapter Topeka $2,000 Underwrite Spirituality and Mental Health Front Porch continuing education study
The Friendly Acres Retirement Community Newton $38,155 Start-up of Snoezelen (Multi-Sensory) Room project
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Lawrence $73,715 Development of the Health Through Faith and Community curriculum project

MINISTER to those who do not have access to health care

The Center for Counseling and Consultation Great Bend $6,830 Expansion of psychosocial educational program
Dellrose United Methodist Church Wichita $15,257 Expansion of Counseling and Outreach Center
Tiyospaye, Inc. - Higher Ground Wichita $101,918 Continued development of Learning the Ropes experiential program for teen substance abuse treatment
United Methodist Health Clinic of Wichita Wichita $13,000 Technical assistance for financial management

FACILITATE health care education and preventive services

East Heights United Methodist Church Wichita $12,000 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect Seminars
Edwards County Hospital Kinsley $10,000 Start-up of Wellness Center
Horizons Mental Health Center Hutchinson $2,500 Underwrite speaker Robin Karr-Morse, "Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence"
Hospice Inc. & Prairie View Mental Health Center Wichita $3,000 Underwrite health and spirituality seminar "Death: The Ultimate Farewell"
Hutchinson/Reno County Cultural Commission Hutchinson $36,779 "Visions of Health" Art Competition
Kansas Action for Children Topeka $180,000 Analysis and reports based on 2000 Census
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved/Kansas State Nurses Association Topeka $19,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas/Anthem conversion and acquisition public participation
Kansas Families for Kids, Inc. Topeka $15,953 Assessment of post adoption support needs in Kansas
Kansas Head Start Association Shawnee $1,500 Underwrite Dr. Lynn Mouden's presentation at the Governor's Conference for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Kansas State Department of Education Topeka $1,000 Underwrite the Governor's Conference on School Readiness
Kansas West Conference Wichita $500 Development of Red Ribbon Week promotion by the Board of Laity to prevent substance abuse
Spirituality Resource Center, Inc. Salina $10,000 Underwrite "Creating Spiritual Sensitivity in Mental Health Practitioners" seminars
The Great Plains Foundation Dodge City $14,400 Develop Southwest Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Project
United Way of Greater Topeka Topeka $4,000 Underwrite Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management seminars
Wichita State University - Psychology Department Wichita $2,400 Expansion of "Caring: Generation to Generation" faith-based advance directives project


Community Water Fluoridation Implementation
City of Hesston   $10,383  
City of Hiawatha   $41,122  
City of Leavenworth   $233,500  
City of Stockton   $9,900  
Pottawatomie Rural Water District #2 Olsburg $9,950  
 Children's Dental Sealant Projects
Danforth Foundation Olathe $44,400 2 projects and rechecks
Geary Health Council Junction City $3,000  
Linn County Children's Coalition Mound City $2,700  
McPherson County CONNECTIONS McPherson $6,300  
Mercy Health Systems of Kansas Independence $12,230  
Mt. Carmel Medical Center Pittsburg $18,000  
The Santa Fe Trail Cooperative Parish UMC, Inc. Council Grove $12,000  
 Sealant Rechecks
DeSoto Multi-Service Center DeSoto $300  
Family Resource Exchange/Herington UMC Herington $360  
Salina Dental Hygienists' Association Salina $2,530  
Marian Clinic Topeka $1,170  
 Dental Clinic/Service Start-up
Douglas County Dental Clinic Lawrence $100,000  
Health Partnership of Johnson County Overland Park $20,000  
Kansas Children's Cabinet Trust Topeka $225,000 Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Kansas Pilot Project
 Oral Health Education and Technical Assistance
Kansas Dental Association Topeka $13,008 Technical assistance for community water fluoridation
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Topeka $4,500 Bureau of Health Promotions - Oral Health Survey
Kansas Public Health Association/Kansas Dental Association Topeka $7,460 Dental Health Summit - Improving Access to Preventive Services
State of Kansas - Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Topeka $19,500 Child Care Providers Promoting Oral Health conference
Kansas State University Manhattan $19,800 Good for You! nutrition curriculum



Support and Revenue 2001 2000
Contributions/Grants $     264,894 $       51,904
Investment Income (net of investment expenses) 1,493,217 1,824,889
Miscellaneous Income 1,368 1,130
Net Realized Investment Gains 233,412 1,325,505
Net Unrealized Investment Gains (Losses) (5,417,177) (3,285,939)
Total Support and Revenue $(3,424,286) $     (82,811)
Grants Awarded $  2,823,963 $  3,194,176
Operating and General Expenses 469,604 430,107
Total Expenses $  3,293,567 $  3,624,283
Increase (decrease) in Net Assets $(6,717,853) $(3,707,094)
Net Assets, beginning of year $66,082,236 $69,789,330
Net Assets, end of year $59,364,383 $66,082,236


Assets 2001 2000
Cash and Investments $62,259,859 $69,438,791
Receivables 345,561 446,533
Other Assets 4,249 5,658
Fixed Assets 730,265 137,595
Total Assets $63,339,934 $70,028,577
Accounts Payable $18,542 $48,504
Grants Payable 3,957,009 3,897,837
Total Liabilities 3,975,551 3,946,341
Fund Balances $59,364,383 $66,082,236
Total Liabilities & Fund Balances $63,339,934 $70,028,577

*Combines Unrestricted, Temporarily Restricted, Caring Program for Children--Temporarily Restricted and Permanently Restricted--Endowment Funds.



Named by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund Board of Trustees

Expect Respect

Family Consultation Service



Expect Respect is all about relationships -- healthy relationships among teens in Wichita and Sedgwick County.  It is a program started by Family Consultation Service, a licensed mental health center serving the Wichita area, to address the alarming statistics in teen violence.

   With the goal of breaking the cycle of violence revealed in unhealthy dating relationships, the program gave informative presentations to 17,290 students in 17 high schools during the first four years of the program.  The vast majority of participants found the training helpful and teacher evaluations echoed the positive results.  The program is now presented to over 6,600 students a year in 25 schools.  There are plans to expand into the middle schools.

   While this level of service is in itself exceptional, it was another level of healthy relationship that made this project stand out from the more than 150 eligible projects supported by United Methodist Health Ministry Fund grants in 2001.  The relationship among ten agencies and organizations that came together to build and sustain Expect Respect is an example of true collaboration.

   When requests from schools grew to the point that Family Consultation Service could no longer handle the demand, other agencies became involved and there are now 33 presenters available to schools, largely on a volunteer basis.  Via Christi Teen Heartline, Wichita Children's Home Street Outreach, Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Renaissance, COMCARE, Wichita State University, Catholic Charities Harbor House, and the YWCA Women's Crisis Center joined the collaboration with Expect Respect.

   The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund supported this effort with two grants totaling $85,559 from September 1997 through August 2001.

Kim Moore, President of the Health Ministry Fund, presents the 2001 Janet Sevier Gilbreath award to Nancy Corkins, Family Consultation Service Expect Respect Director.

The name of this award recognizes the first chairperson of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and honors one program each year that reflects Rev. Sevier Gilbreath's vision of health ministry.  Projects are selected based upon accomplishments of goals, volunteerism, and the development of sound financial practices.


Randy Peterson Salina Chairperson
Jackie John Phillipsburg Vice-Chairperson
Rod Kreie Ulysses Treasurer
Sharon G. Hixson Colby/Garden City Grants Committee Chairperson
David L. Galliart Winfield Finance & Investment Committee Chairperson
Gary Mundhenke Hutchinson Board Development Committee Chairperson
Cherri Baer Clay Center  
Steven D. Braun, M.D. Hutchinson  
Jane Cooper Wichita  
Rev. Elsie Crickard Wichita  
Junetta Everett Wichita  
Betty Hodson Wichita  
Ronald W. Holt Wichita  
Rev. Alan Lindal Wichita  
Jim Logback Hill City  
David L. Meckenstock Hays  
Bishop Albert F. Mutti Topeka  
Janet Hamilton Newton Hutchinson  
April L. Osborn Sterling  
Rev. Karen Osterman Fieser Norwich  
David E. Smith, M.D. Salina  
Marsha Stranathan Kiowa  
Kim Moore President
Virginia Elliott Senior Program Officer
Kristine Dean Administrative Assistant/Accountant
Jeff Gamber Program Assistant
Rick Johnson Stewardship Program Officer
Eris Blaser Office Assistant


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