Chris Spencer Joins Foundation Staff


The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana is pleased to announce and welcome Chris Spencer to its staff as Development Officer. Chris brings 24 years of banking, finance and marketing experience from his employment with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas and Baton Rouge, where he served most recently as a Vice President and Business Relationship Manager.

“We are most fortunate to have someone of Chris’ experience and skill set join our team,” said Rob Fairly, President and CEO of the Foundation. “His personality, knowledge and talent make him the ideal person to promote planned giving and the Foundation’s services to the United Methodist churches and ministries in our Conference.”

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Chris earned a B.A. in journalism and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned an M.B.A. from the Executive M.B.A. Program at LSU in 2001.

Chris is an active member of First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, where he serves on the Church Council and is involved in the Community Sunday School class.  He has served as a board member and finance committee chair for the YMCA of the Capital Area and as Chair of the University Laboratory School Foundation. He is a former board member of Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. Chris and his wife, Karen, have two children.

Chris is responsible for expanding the Foundation’s mission in the southern portion of the Louisiana Annual Conference, while Bob Carrell will continue to serve the northern portion.

Kelly Johannessen