The Board of Directors of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) is pleased to announce that it has named Belinda R. King, MBA, as the next President of the general ministry. With nearly two decades of experience in business banking, commercial lending, investment management, and client service, King is the first African American and the first woman to serve as President of DCEF. She will begin her role as President-Elect on November 15, 2021, following Erick D. Reisinger who will retire as President on December 31, 2021.
“I am overjoyed with Belinda becoming the next President of DCEF,” said Rev. Laurie Pound Feille, DCEF Board chair. “She has the experience, gifts, and talents to lead DCEF into the future. The Board of Directors is looking forward to working with her and to all that she will bring to the position.”
King joined DCEF in 2012 as Assistant Treasurer for Loan Services. She has served as Assistant Vice President (2014) and Vice President (2019). In her role on the DCEF Advisors team, King works directly with congregations, relates to Regional Ministers, other Disciples of Christ ministers, denominational Bishops, and a host of church partners. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration & Labor Relations from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan. She also holds the FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.
King currently serves as Treasurer for the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) board. She has held the offices of Director of Finance with Transitional Life Connection Inc. (TLC), finance committee member and member-at-large for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana Regional Board, and Treasurer and Financial Secretary of Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
She resides in Fishers, Ind., with her husband Roderick (Rod), and their children Brittany, Gregory, and Kyra (KC).
King believes that successful ministry is a combination of vision, people, and process.
“DCEF is called to be a change agent for what comes next for the Church,” she said. “We are on the cusp of change, and I feel called by God to be the bridge for DCEF’s future.”
Through investments, loans, and a holistic suite of services, DCEF connects with congregations to discern the best path forward for meaningful ministry. It is also the home of the denomination-wide program, New Church Ministry (NCM). Offering relevant resources and innovative solutions, DCEF helps congregations thrive and transform communities.
King will be the ninth president of the 138-year-old ministry.
“I am very pleased that Belinda has been named the next president of DCEF,” said Reisinger. “Her love for the Church paired with her extensive background in the financial sector makes Belinda the ideal person to lead DCEF into its next chapter of ministry.”
King’s appointment concludes an extensive search that followed the executive search model as approved by the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
“Our process was one of spiritual discernment,” said search committee chair Antonio “Tony” Rodriguez. “Our task as the search committee was to identify who God had already called.”
Disciples Church Extension Fund inspires and empowers congregations to create Holy Places where people connect with God, each other, and the community.
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Thank you, Ms. Paula, we connected from the start when I first met you at Ghent CC. You have been my cheerleader from the beginning. You have supported me and helped in whatever way you could.
Congratulations Belinda I am so happy for you, you have always had drive and determination to be great ? In any role, looking forward in seeing your greatness
I am so proud of U.It started at BETHEL CHURCH OF GOD. YOUR MOTHER, SIS. CLARA, GEORGIA WARNER, AUNT MAE.& All the rest of them. I could write a book on your sweet life.GOD HAS CHOSEN THE RIGHT ONE. I LOVE U & STAY STRONG.
Thank you, Tony, I love my roots they shaped me to be the person I am today.
I love you and I solicit your continuous prayer as I follow God on this journey.
Thank you Phyllis for those kind words and well wishes.
Was wondering if DCEF enables ABLE accounts?
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Thanks for your comment Ed. A colleague of ours from the Christian Church Foundation will be reaching out shortly to connect you with a partner who can enable ABLE accounts.
I am so proud of Belinda King, and her vision and resources she will bring to this new position! Congratulations and much success!
Thank you Bill! I appreciate the kind words.
Thank you! I look forward to serving God and the church in this way.
Thank you for accepting this call and for continuing your long service in and for Christ’s Church.
Thank you, Rev. Katherine,
I am truly humbled and honored to serve. This is God’s journey, and I plan to serve in the manner he would lead me.
Thank you DCEF for making a great selection. We enjoyed your visits Belinda to us at Hillcrest, Toronto and admired your fine professional approaches. All the best as you and the DCEF move forward.
Rev. Dr. Steffer, I feel the same way. I miss you guys and Toronto!
Blessings to you and Hillcrest CC as we both seek God’s wisdom for our future and new journey.
Congratulations dear one. Please know that you are in our prayers as God uses you in a mighty way.
I appreciate your good wishes and prayers, Brenda.
Hubert Reece, from Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Toronto, Canada.
Hi Belinda, we are extremely happy to learn of your new role and on behalf of our group here at Hillcrest we are sending our warmest congratulation with lots of love and appreciating. Thanks again for your leadership and assistance through DCEF with our Capital Fund Campaign and for guiding us to a very successful outcome.
Wishing you lots of blessing in your journey.
Thank you, Hubert. Your kind words warm my heart. I enjoyed working with you and Hillcrest CC and hope to continue our partnership in many other ways with your church and the greater Canada area.
Congratulations, I know your experience, passion and vision will keep DCEF moving in the right direction bless you.
Thank you, Dwayne, I can only do what God will have me to do. Amen!
The people from Fellowship in Philadelphia say Congrats to you!!!!!!!!.
Congratulations Belinda! I know your love for the Haitian community and assure you that you are in our prayers as God is using you to serve him and the church