United Methodist Foundation is Trustee for The Saints of God Stewardship Award Endowment. This award was created in 1994 to annually recognize “Outstanding Christian Stewardship and Service within the N.C. Conference.” This special recognition is awarded to individuals and churches of the N. C. Annual Conference. This year’s recipient is currently in his 60th year of service as an elder in our conference at Elevation UMC, Benson NC. Rev. Dr. Reginald W. Ponder is an outstanding example of what it means to serve with a “glad and generous heart.” Dr. Ponder humbly received this award on Sunday, Aug. 27 during worship at Elevation UMC. At that time, he shared with the congregation that the award would be divided as follows: local missions (food pantry), foreign missions (ZOE), and Elevation UMC’s memorial endowment. Congratulations Reggie–you continue to be an inspiration to us all.