Finance and administration team nominates new treasurer

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Finance and administration team nominates new treasurer

May 28, 2006    News media contact: Tita Parham* 
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NOTE: This is one of a series of articles about news related to the “Witness With Power” 2006 Florida Annual Conference Event June 1-3 in Lakeland.

An e-Review Feature
By Tita Parham

Milton (Mickey) E. Wilson. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose, Photo #06-365.
ORLANDO — The Florida Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A) has completed its search for a new conference treasurer and director of administrative services and is recommending Milton (Mickey) E. Wilson for the position.

Lay and clergy members attending the “Witness With Power” 2006 Florida Annual Conference Event June 1-3 in Lakeland will be asked to vote their approval of this recommendation. If that occurs, Wilson will assume the position effective July 1.

Dr. Randy Casey-Rutland resigned from the position effective May 5 so he and his family could relocate to the Virginia Annual Conference where is wife, Helen, is an ordained clergy member in full connection and hopes to be appointed to a local church. Casey-Rutland was elected conference treasurer in October 2000 at a special one-day session of the annual conference, after serving as interim treasurer since February of that year.

Wilson is currently chief financial officer (CFO) for the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust and the United Methodist Foundation.

As CFO for GCFA Wilson is responsible for all accounting and property insurance issues, as well as all financial and investment activities. His experience also includes leading financial and accounting operations for a number of other organizations and owning his own business.

“Mickey brings to us the knowledge and experience of having been a successful businessman, tempered by the wisdom of being a long-term disciple of Jesus Christ and member of The United Methodist Church,” said the Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder, director of the conference’s Connectional Ministries office and a member of the search committee. “His training in finance, coupled with his role as CFO of the General Council on Finance and Administration, will provide us with insights and linkages that will serve our conference well.”

Burkholder said Wilson will provide clear and thoughtful leadership as the conference faces “a new era that requires imaginative, yet responsible and highly complex, financial management.”

The Rev. Dan Johnson, chairman of CF&A, agreed. “The search committee was pleased that a large pool of outstanding candidates applied,” he said. “As the process developed, we sensed God’s hand guiding us at every step, and it became very clear that in Mickey Wilson, we have just the right person for the Florida Conference.”

Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. His expertise is in handling complex financial transactions and effective and efficient cash management policy.


This article relates to Financial and Administrative Services and “Witness With Power” 2006 Florida Annual Conference Event.

*Parham is managing editor of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.

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