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.

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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 Manager of Payroll and Benefits
BETH NICHOLS — Payroll Specialist and Executive Assistant
CHERYL MILLER — Development Specialist
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

MS. DEBORAH MONTAGUE — Chair
REV. PAUL LEE — Vice Chair
MR. THOMAS STEELE — Treasurer
MS. NANCY VAN ANTWERP — Secretary
MS. KATHRYN BRADLEY

MR. LEE HARRIS
MR. CARL HARDY
MR. MICHAEL HARDIN
MR. JOHN LINK
REV. GRAY SOUTHERN

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Ex-Officio

MS. JO BROWN
Cypress Glen Resident Council President

MS. BARBARA HASTINGS
Croasdaile Village Resident Council President

REV. ROBERT MANGUM
Wesley Pines Resident Council President

DR. RICHARD EVANS
Cypress Glen Local Committee Chair

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