About UMRH

Improving quality of life for seniors since 1955.

The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. (UMRH) is a not-for-profit organization related by faith to the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and open to people of all faiths. The corporation comprises three Life Plan Communities, one affordable housing community, a foundation and a corporate office.

Our History

UMRH was created in 1955 when 13 senior adults moved into the Methodist Retirement Home on Erwin Road in Durham, NC. Fast-forward to today, and UMRH has grown to three Life Plan Communities and one affordable housing community employing over 700 people serving more than 1,000 residents.

On Jan. 1, 2000, UMRH entered into a management contract with Life Care Services® of Des Moines, Iowa to manage and provide resources for all the affiliated communities. Life Care Services is a national leader in senior living management, serving more than 40,000 seniors in over 140 communities nationwide.

Leadership

JONATHAN ERICKSON — Corporate Executive Director
STACY DOBSON — Chief Financial Officer
CALEB BAKER — Director of Development
LISA SEALY — HR and Director of Payroll & Benefits
BETH NICHOLS — Corporate Payroll & HR Specialist
ANGIE PEGRAM — Development Specialist & Executive Assistant
KEVIN LEMAIRE — IT Systems Administrator

MICHELLE ELLIOTT — Accounting Manager
JUDY CREECH — Accounts Receivable Manager
BARBARA BERRO — Accounts Receivable Specialist
LISA MCCAULEY — Accounts Receivable Specialist
DONNA GARTNER — Accounts Receivable Specialist
LEAH DICKENS — Accounts Payable Specialist

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Trustees

MR. LEE HARRISS — Chair
REV. PAUL LEE — Vice Chair
MS. SUSAN EZEKIEL — Treasurer
MS. NANCY VAN ANTWERP — Secretary
MR. CARL HARDY

MR. CHARLES MERCER
MR. MACK PARKER
DR. KENNETH STEINWEG
REV. GRAY SOUTHERN

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Ex-Officio

MR. FRED MATTOX
Cypress Glen Resident Council President

MR. ROBERT BRAWLEY
Croasdaile Village Resident Council President

MS. PHYLLIS PATE
Wesley Pines Resident Council President

DR. RICHARD EVANS
Cypress Glen Local Committee Chair

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