The Shared Learning Committee is comprised of leaders and emerging leaders of United Methodist-related ministries that serve children, youth, families, older adults, persons with development disabilities, and communities in general.

Committee members’ purpose and responsibilities:

  • Discuss key trends and issues affecting UMA members
  • Review education proposals for the 2020 UMA Annual Meeting
  • Make recommendations for locations and educational content for Shared Learning Events
  • Serve as ambassadors of the UMA shared learning by encouraging submission of education proposals and participation in events
  • Offer onsite support for events

Susan Sharp, Chair

Vice President of Philanthropy
United Methodist Communities
Neptune, NJ


Andrew (Drew) Allen

Food Service Director
Otterbein SeniorLife
Lebanon, OH


Sheila Bundy, RN

Director of Healthcare Service, VP Quality and Compliance
Wesbury United Methodist R.C.
Meadville, PA


Cindy Pyles

Resource Development Manager
Burlington UM Family Services, Inc.
Keyser, WV


Rob McMonagle

Vice President, Talent Development & Acquisition
Asbury Communities
Frederick, MD


Matt Obert

Vice President of Operations
Chaddock
Quincy, IL


Gary Duncan

Chief Development Officer
UMFS
Richmond, VA


Doug Flasher

Chief Operating Officer
Simpson Senior Services
Bala Cynwyd, PA


Rev. Andrea (Renee) Jacobs

Rev. Andrea (Renee) Jacobs
Director Spiritual Development & Agency Chaplain
OhioGuidestone
Berea, OH


Maria Hagadorn

Aldersgate
Director of Philanthropy
Charlotte, NC


Karen Kagiyama

Director of Pastoral Care
Wesley Woods
Atlanta, GA


Nicole Smith

Executive Director of MD & DC Programs
Board of Child Care
Baltimore, MD


Adalay Wilson

Vice President of Community Based Services
UMFS
Richmond, VA