After a visioning process the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) added a director of development to its staff.
Cindy Finley says it is “my desire to honor all our donors, whether their offering would be categorized by the world as a ‘large sum’ or a ‘widow’s mite.’ Jesus honored the woman who gave two small copper coins because she ‘put in everything she had.’
“She demonstrated her confidence in God’s provision. This is the type of woman I want to be, and I want to encourage other women to be as well.”
Finley’s husband, Bill, is pastor of Inwood Baptist Church in Raleigh. They have seven children.
The director of development will direct the overall fundraising efforts, secure contributions for the current year and develop future gifts for the continuation of WMU-NC’s missions and ministries.
The creation of this contract position came as a recommendation of the financial development work group to the Executive Board during its visioning process that began in January 2012. A search committee, appointed by Board President Tana Hartsell, included Shane Nixon, chair and senior pastor of First Baptist Church Mocksville; Bill Overby, director of development/trustor services of the N.C. Baptist Foundation; Wayne Wike, director of development at Wingate University; Kimberly Overton, former WMU Executive Board member and chief resource prosecutor with the N.C. Conference of District Attorneys; and Cindy Averette, counsel to the N.C. House and Senate Finance Committees.
Finley can be contacted at [email protected] or (919) 882-2344, ext. 208.