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Meet the Staff
he staff of UMFA is here to help you create and administer permanent charitable endowment funds to strengthen and expand United Methodist ministry in Arkansas. These are the people who can help you and your local church.
Jim Argue, Jr. has served as the President of the Foundation since 1981. He’s a graduate of Hendrix College. Jim served in the Arkansas Legislature for 18 years and chaired the Senate’s Committee on Education. He’s the former chair of the Administrative Board of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and is currently a member of the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration. Jim and his wife, Elise, have
Janet Marshall began at the Foundation as Vice President of Development in 2001. Her professional nonprofit fundraising career started in Little Rock in 1992. Janet is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a native of Wynne, Arkansas, and a life-long United Methodist. She is a past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Arkansas chapter; a past President of the Arkansas chapter, Baylor Alumni Association; a past President of the Central Arkansas- Baylor Women's Network. She and her husband Matt have two sons, and they are members of St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
Clarence E. Trice recently joined the Foundation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Clarence is responsible for the Foundation's accounting, administrative, investment, probate, and trust activities. He is a CPA with more than 20 years experience performing and supervising audit, review, taxation, and advisory services. Clarence and his wife, Nancy and their sons, Trent and Matthew are members of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Little Rock.
Jenni Abston joined the Foundation staff in September 2009. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Abston is an active member of the PTA in the Little Rock School District and is an officer of the Greater Little Rock Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Jenni, along with her two sons Blake and Phillip, is a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
Kristin Hartman became UMFA's new Assistant Financial Officer in May 2011. Kristin, a Little Rock native, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. She enjoys photography, painting and gardening in her spare time. She and her husband Shaun are proud parents of a son, Coen.
Erin Robinson joined the Foundation as Administrative Assistant in April 2011. She is summa cum laude graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor's degree, majoring in Strategic and Organizational Communications. Outside of the Foundation, Erin can be found volunteering through the Junior League of Little Rock and the Arkansas Race for the Cure.