The Development Foundation Board (DFB) in an elected board whose purpose is to advance Montreat Conference Center’s endowment in order to sustain our mission, enhance programs, and ensure long-term financial stability. Specifically, the DFB works with the President, Chief Financial Officer, and Office of Development to solicit contributions for, inform investment of, and safeguard endowment funds.

The Development Foundation Board meets at least twice a year in Montreat. Members serve a three-year term and are eligible for subsequent terms.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is a sub-group of the Development Foundation Board and is responsible for the investment of endowment funds, as well as other funds or assets entrusted to the DFB by the conference center.

To learn more about the DFB or the Investment Committee, contact Seth Hagler, Vice President for Development:
828.419.9803  |

Development Foundation Board Members

Class of 2019

Frank E. Cooper, III*
Tampa, FL

David Evans* - Vice Chair
Atlanta, GA

R. James Henderson*
Asheville, NC

William G. Hollins
Montreat, NC

Helen Buntin Krone
Annapolis, MD

J. Gilmour Lake*
Winston Salem, NC

Christopher Mailander
Asheville, NC

W. Brinkley Melvin
Montreat, NC

Susanne L. Query - Secretary
Mount Pleasant, SC

Dr. John B. Rogers, Jr.
Montreat, NC

Margaret Scheu
Jacksonville, FL

Sam R. Sloan
Montreat, NC

Dr. J. Peter Van Dorsten
Montreat, NC

Class of 2020

James G. Cohen*
Saint Petersburg, FL

Margaret Whitesides Elliott
Charlotte, NC

Jerone C. Herring*
Montreat, NC

Robert S. Hudspeth
Fort Mill, SC

Keith Love*
Asheville, NC

Dr. Henry W. Neale
Montreat, NC

G. Richard Query*
Mount Pleasant, SC

William E. Scheu* - Chair
Jacksonville, FL

W. A. L. Sibley, Jr. - Treasurer
Greenville, SC

Carlton Wilde, Sr.
Houston, TX

Class of 2021

William M. Begley
Black Mountain, NC

Lee Jones
Duluth, GA

Tyler H. Jones
Duluth, GA

Dr. Clarence W. Legerton, III
Mount Pleasant, SC

Rev. Dr. R. Jackson Sadler*
Black Mountain, NC

Linda McPhail Shortridge
Mount Pleasant, SC

J. William Straughan, Jr.
Montreat, NC

Roland A. Sutcliffe, Jr.
Altamonte Springs, FL

Knox Walkup
Nashville, TN

Dr. Henry D. Wilde, Jr.
Houston, TX


*Investment Committee Member