Alumni News

Over the horn today, some news about Reinhardt history major Mat Pinson ’05:

Mathew Pinson Elected GUMF President/CEO

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Mathew Pinson as the Foundation’s next president/CEO, effective July 1, 2021. Pinson will succeed the Rev. Keith E. Lawder, who is retiring after serving as the Foundation’s president since 2016.

GUMF Search Committee Chair Kathryn H. Dennis said of Pinson’s selection, “We selected Mathew after conducting an extensive nationwide search. He brings great talents and a strong vision to lead the Foundation in the challenging years ahead. We are delighted he has accepted the challenge!”

Pinson responded, “I believe the Georgia United Methodist Foundation has an exceptional opportunity to provide leadership and resources for Methodists across the state. We have great potential to convene strong partners to advance the Foundation’s mission further—from our existing programs to developing new opportunities.

The way the Foundation directly supports individuals, congregations, and organizations is inspiring. I look forward to joining a strong team of board members and staff at the Foundation as we seek to serve as a leading financial partner by providing faith-based solutions for investing, lending, training, and planned giving.”

Congratulations, Mat!