United Methodist Association

In This Issue

UMA Board Leadership News

UMA Welcomes Kristen Jones

Shared Learning

Sponsor News

Member News


Did You Know?

Calendar of Events

Membership Portal





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Steve Fetyko
Steve Fetyko
President & CEO
United Methodist Retirement
Communities and Porter Hills

    Kitwana McTyer
Kitwana McTyer
President & CEO
Florida United Methodist
Children's Home

The UMA Board of Directors elected Steve Fetyko to Vice Chair to fill the unexpired term vacated by Doug Myers and Kitwana McTyer to Treasurer to fill the unexpired term vacated by Steve Fetyko at its November 13 meeting.

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UMA Welcomes Kristen Jones

Kristen Jones
Kristen Jones
Director of Membership and Programs

      Kristen joined the UMA team as Director of Membership and Programs in October 2019, coming to her position with over 25 years of executive experience in the nonprofit industry. Her areas of expertise have included fundraising, communications, marketing, and program development.

Prior to UMA, Kristen served as the principal fundraiser for two faith-based foundations supporting older adult ministries. She guided Wesleyan Senior Living through its EAGLE accreditation process and served on the Health and Welfare Committee of the East Ohio Conference of the UMC for 10 years as well as numerous boards of directors. Kristen is widely known for her ability to develop relationships and connect people and resources in meaningful ways.

Please join us in welcoming Kristen to her new role at UMA.

Shared Learning

UMA ANNUAL MEETING, April 28-30, 2020

Your Potential

UMA is pleased to introduce this year's keynote speaker, Curtis Zimmerman.

Curtis is a highly sought after, nationally-recognized keynote speaker who transforms organizations and inspires individuals to live their life at a higher level of performance.

Prepare for your team to be empowered, challenged and changed!

To learn more about Curtis and his #1 nationally best-selling book Life at Performance Level, click here.

Book Your Hotel Now
The Headquarters Hotels: The Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn or call 1-800-HILTONS.

UMA will be hosted by Frasier, located in Boulder, Colorado.
Please take a moment to view our UMA video.

Registration will begin in early 2020. For more, please click here.


#WeAreOurUMA    #WhyWeGather    #EmpoweredByJoy    #UMAREACH

An Intimate Conversation with Tom Rath Recording

During his virtual keynote talk this month, renowned author and researcher Tom Rath shared
key insights on how leaders can improve their performance and set a positive example
for their employees.

"I thought this approach was terrific. I was able to gather 15 of my colleagues to spend an interactive hour with a well-known thought leader....and all for $150! Great learning and discussion. I'm looking forward to the next one!"

More than 100 people from several UMA member organizations, sponsors and other associates joined the UMA Board of Directors in an engaging conversation with Tom Rath. The overwhelming majority of attendees felt this event was a great value and excellent use of their time.

If you missed it, a recording of this event is available for just $49. You may email education@ouruma.org with subject line: Tom Rath Recording, or log into our Member Portal and choose "Tom Rath - Recorded Line" from the online store.

Sponsor News

Act Now: Become a 2020 Annual Sponsor

Your Business Membership supports the mission of UMA and enhances your connections with member organizations across the country. Taking the extra step to become a 2020 Annual Sponsor provides you with year-long benefits in addition to your Business Member benefits. To view or download the benefit details of each level, please click here. Submit the online application here.

Extending Housing and Services to the Middle Market presented by Love & Company. Click here to register.

HJ Sims promotes awareness of the early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia-related diseases. Click here for more.

Wespath Benefits and Investments has been named by Crain's as "Healthiest Employer of Illinois (100-499 employees)," which honors companies that are committed to a healthy workplace through corporate wellness. Click here for more.

A New Chapter at Bethany Methodist

Magnolia Manor Purchases Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation

Raising the Challenging Child - Join the Launch Team

Stop Waiting for a Perfect Solution, a Blog Post by Debbie Reed, Chaddock

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EAGLE Represented at Annual Voluntary Agency Summit

Jill Myers joined representatives from the Council on Accreditation, CARF International, and The Joint Commission at a Voluntary Agency Summit with the State of New York Office of Children and Family Services held in Sarasota Springs, New York, November 17-19. As New York prepares for the implementation of the Family First Preventions Services Act, the Annual Voluntary Agency Summit provided a forum for their providers to learn and discuss innovative programming, family engagement, and collaborations. One of the workshops specifically addressed the Qualified Residential Treatment Program and accreditation with New York's approved accrediting bodies. In this two-hour session, Jill was a part of describing the framework, distinguishing features, pricing, and timeframes for accreditation. UMA is pleased New York's recognition of EAGLE has produced a new applicant organization for EAGLE Accreditation.

PRIDE Model of Practice Implementation Training: February 3-7, 2020

Mennonite Health Assembly: March 18-21, 2020

Early Registration Open for CWLA 2020 Conference: March 25-29, 2020

Faithful Aging Conference - Save the Date: March 31, 2020
Bonsack United Methodist Church, Roanoke, VA. Conference details and registration information will be available January 2020. For more information, contact Martha Stokes at mstokes@pinnacleliving.org or 804.474.8718.

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