President's Council

The President’s Council is an advisory committee of elected members who work with the Office of Development to forward Montreat Conference Center's mission and strategic priorities, including:

  • Assisting the President and Senior Leadership Team in articulating and sharing a vision for Montreat’s future
  • Securing financial support for the Montreat Fund by qualifying prospects, peer-to-peer fundraising, and personal contributions
  • Advocating for the conference center in their local community, church, and around the country

The President's Council meets twice a year in Montreat. In addition to attending meetings, members are encouraged to attend and volunteer at Development events held throughout the year. Members serve a three-year term and are eligible for a second term.

To learn more about the President's Council or nominate someone for consideration, contact Julie Lehman, director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts: 828.419.9806 | Email


President's Council Members

Class of 2018

Beth Fountain
Montreat, NC

Caroline and Davidson Hobson
Gastonia, NC

Jane and Steve Sewell
Henrico, VA

Class of 2019

Amy and Mason Blake
Montreat, NC

Elizabeth and Matthew Brown
Charlotte, NC

Lisa and Jim Brueggemann
Davidson, NC

Jennifer and Eric Carr
Athens, GA

Trish and Eddie Edwards
Chapin, SC

Lisa and Ben Galloway
Rock Hill, SC

Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman and John Hartman
Durham, NC

Kay and Jim Layman
Montreat, NC

Nickie and Kent Otto
Montreat, NC

Jeri Parris Perkins
Clinton, SC

Kaye and Joshua Richard
Charlotte, NC

Class of 2020

Lee Ann Bannerman
and Jasper Gilbert
Asheville, NC

Margaret and Bill Bauer
Columbia, SC

Ellen and Gary Henschen
Atlanta, GA

Susan and David Holcomb
Montreat, NC

Sarah and Alec Peters
Raleigh, NC

English and David Rand
Asheville, NC

Alice and Alvin Sudduth
Davidson, NC

Anne Wilson
Houston, TX

Jane and Faison Winborne
Edenton, NC