Wesley Manor is pleased to have Nancy A. Raidy, vice president for development, as a member of the newly formed advisory team for the Well-Lived Pastoral Life Project (WLPL) of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Raidy, who will be one of 12 members on the advisory team, was recognized for her expertise in financial planning and fund management through her endeavors with Wesley Manor and as a North Indiana United Methodist Foundation board member as the development representative.

The WLPL Advisory Team will give oversight and guidance to the project which is funded through a $3.9 million grant to help finance the four-year project. WLPL will assist Indiana United Methodist pastors with intense financial management education, as well as provide funds to assist indebted clergy with their debt load through the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michelle Cobb, currently Superintendent of the Calumet District, was named the first director of the Well-Lived Pastoral Life Project and will assume her appointment on July 1.

In her position with development for Wesley Manor, Raidy has been instrumental in providing financial resources for the Manor through planned giving, bequests, all avenues of fundraising, special events and a recent capital campaign to build the Memory Care Center, as well as complete renovation of the Health Center. She has been in her position with Wesley Manor for 20 years, the majority of her 25 years in fundraising.

Raidy and her husband, John, are members of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Ind. Her son, Kevin Raidy, is pastor of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.

She can be contacted at 765-656-2109 or by e-mail at nraidy@wesleymanor.org.

See the Jan. 2009 issue of Together, for more information about the Well-Lived Pastoral Life Project at www.inumc.org, click on Together.