INDIANAPOLIS - Ian Hall, Conference Treasurer/Director of Administration and Financial Services, is pleased to announce that Kathy Mitchell has joined the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church staff as the Associate Director of Support Services. 

In this new role, Kathy will help oversee conference pensions and benefits, insurance, human resources, as well as technology services for the organization.

Mitchell, a nonprofit ministry leader, is passionate about developing others to lead and serve. She holds a certification of Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and SHRM's Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP); she also holds certifications in leadership and executive management training from Notre Dame University, negotiation training from Harvard Law School, and mediation training from Peacemaker Ministries.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University as well. 

"I'm thankful that through an extensive search we found a professional with a heart for ministry and the expertise to shepherd this area of the Conference. Kathy will be a great addition to the team and will help enhance our organizational customer service," said Hall. 

Before joining the Indiana Conference, Mitchell served as the Vice President of Administration for an international ministry, Overseas Council. During her tenure, she developed strengths in staff recruitment and development, international and domestic compliance issues, program development, equipping teams to attain strategic organizational goals and fiscal management, including the development of policies and procedures.  

"My earliest memories are learning of Christ's love and having a church family share that love with me. I am humbled and excited to serve the church and His people alongside the INUMC team and be a part of His transformative work," said Mitchell.

Kathy and her husband, Craig, enjoy traveling, spending time with their six children and seven grandchildren, and serving in their local United Methodist Church and community.