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 2021

William M. Begley
Black Mountain, NC

Lee Jones
Duluth, GA

Tyler H. Jones
Duluth, GA

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

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

Linda McPhail Shortridge
Mount Pleasant, SC

J. William Straughan, Jr.
Black Mountain, NC

Roland A. Sutcliffe, Jr.
Altamonte Springs, FL

Knox Walkup
Nashville, TN

Dr. Henry D. Wilde, Jr.
Black Mountain, NC


Class of 2022

Rev. Bob Brearly
Columbia, SC

David Evans* - Vice Chair
Atlanta, GA

Julia Sibley Jones - Treasurer
Greenville, SC

W. Brinkley Melvin
Montreat, NC

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

Margaret Scheu
Jacksonville, FL

Class of 2023

Dan Boyd
Gastonia, NC

H. Boyd Brown
Ridgeway, SC

Dan Dean
Montreat, NC

James G. Cohen*
Saint Petersburg, FL

Margaret Whitesides Elliott
Charlotte, NC

Katheryn "Kitty" Fouche
Montreat, NC

Keith Love*
Asheville, NC

William E. Scheu
Montreat, NC

*Investment Committee Member