Church Patrons

Montreat Conference Center provides opportunities to experience spiritual renewal, enjoy recreation, find rest, develop meaningful relationships, and build lasting community. Church groups, faith leaders, and individuals come here to encounter God through transformational ministry and breathtaking natural beauty.

The conference center welcomes everyone to enjoy this special place, and we rely on the generosity and support from the broad community to sustain our mission and ministry in the church and world. Each year we ask churches around the country to  partner with us as a Church Patron by making a gift of $300 or more to the Montreat Fund.

The Montreat Fund is our top philanthropic priority every year, as these gifts provide collective, annual, unrestricted funding that makes the Montreat experience possible. Dollars raised represent 12% of our operating budget and have a direct bearing on our ability to:

  • Feature insightful speakers for conferences and talented preachers for worship
  • Maintain our lodges and facilities
  • Provide recreational activities like boating, hiking, Clubs, and barn dances

Last year, 96 Church Patrons from 18 different states supported the Montreat Fund. Will you join them and partner with us to make the Montreat experience possible?

Celebrating Our Church Patrons

Montreat Conference Center recognizes Church Patrons in the following ways:

  • Church Patrons list distributed in lodges and facilities
  • Display in Anderson Auditorium
  • Sign in Assembly Inn
  • Listed on our website
Become a Church PatronMake a gift to the Montreat Fund

Montreat's fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30. Montreat Fund gifts must be received by April 30 to count toward the current fiscal year.


“Montreat creates a place where young people—many for the first time—can express what’s on their hearts, discover who they are in Christ, and be surrounded by others discovering this, too. This experience defines Montreat for them: the pivotal moment in their lives where they come to understand more of what God is doing through them. This scenic place is the stage where it all comes together, and I can see why they want to keep coming back here for more.”

Carol Homeister, Church of the Palms, Sarasota, FL

If you have questions about the Church Patrons program or Montreat Fund, contact:
Julie Lehman
Director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts
828.419.9806Email


2017-2018 Church Patrons

We are grateful for the partnership and support of our Church Patrons who made a gift of $300 or more to the Montreat Fund between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Download a copy of this list here.

Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
Alpharetta, GA

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church
Black Mountain, NC

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
Blacksburg, VA

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
Bethesda, MD

Burke Presbyterian Church
Burke, VA

Cary Presbyterian Church
Cary, NC

Covenant Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Davidson, NC

Decatur Presbyterian Church
Decatur, GA

Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Columbia, SC

Faith Presbyterian Church
Huntsville, AL

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
New York, NY

First Presbyterian Church
Ann Arbor, MI

First Presbyterian Church
Annapolis, MD

First Presbyterian Church
Asheville, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Athens, GA

First Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Charlottesville, VA

First Presbyterian Church
Clinton, SC

First Presbyterian Church
Dalton, GA

First Presbyterian Church
Delray Beach, FL

First Presbyterian Church
Greensboro, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Greenville, MS

First Presbyterian Church
Greenwood, MS

First Presbyterian Church
Greer, SC

First Presbyterian Church*
Hickory, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Highlands, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, TN

First Presbyterian Church
Marion, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Mount Holly, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Oxford, MS

First Presbyterian Church
Quincy, FL

First Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Rockingham, NC

First Presbyterian Church
Sarasota, FL

First Presbyterian Church
Shreveport, LA

First Presbyterian Church
Tuscaloosa, AL

First Scots Presbyterian Church
Charleston, SC

Flint River Presbytery
Albany, GA

Fondren Presbyterian Church
Jackson, MS

Fort Hill Presbyterian Church
Clemson, SC

Fourth Presbyterian Church
Greenville, SC

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church
Geneva, IL

Geneva Presbyterian Church
Switzerland, FL

Georgetown Presbyterian Church
Georgetown, SC

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Asheville, NC

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Orlando, FL

Guilford Park Presbyterian Church
Greensboro, NC

Highland Presbyterian Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church
Tarboro, NC

Knox Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH

Lake Murray Presbyterian Church
Chapin, SC

Leesburg Presbyterian Church
Leesburg, VA

Lexington Presbyterian Church
Lexington, VA

Manassas Presbyterian Church
Manassas, VA

Montreat Presbyterian Church
Montreat, NC

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Mount Pleasant, SC

Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC

Northminster Presbyterian Church
Roswell, GA

Oconee Presbyterian Church
Watkinsville, GA

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church
Kill Devil Hills, NC

Palmetto Presbyterian Church
Mount Pleasant, SC

Peace Presbyterian Church
Lakewood Ranch, FL

Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church
Solon, OH

Presbytery of Western North Carolina
Morganton, NC

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
Dallas, TX

Riverside Presbyterian Church*
Jacksonville, FL

Saint Simons Presbyterian Church
Saint Simons Island, GA

Salem Presbyterian Church
Salem, VA

Second Presbyterian Church
Charleston, SC

Second Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, IN

Second Presbyterian Church
Little Rock, AR

Second Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY

Second Presbyterian Church
Roanoke, VA

Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC

Shandon Presbyterian Church
Columbia, SC

South Highland Presbyterian Church
Birmingham, AL

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
New Orleans, LA

St. Philip Presbyterian Church
Houston, TX

Starmount Presbyterian Church
Greensboro, NC

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC

The Presbyterian Church
Bowling Green, KY

The Presbyterian Church
Fredericksburg, VA

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Hendersonville, NC

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Palm Coast, FL

Unity Presbyterian Church
Fort Mill, SC

University Presbyterian Church
Chapel Hill, NC

Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church
Swannanoa, NC

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Durham, NC

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Greenville, SC

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nashville, TN

White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Williamsburg, VA

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Severna Park, MD

*Capital gift only this fiscal year.