Bagley Next Executive Director/CEO of Moody Endowment Fund
Houston, TX – The Moody Permanent Endowment Fund (PEF) and the Texas Annual Conference (TAC) are pleased to announce that Rev. Bert Bagley will become the next Executive Director/CEO of the PEF effective January 1, 2017.
TAC Bishop Scott Jones said, “We are very pleased that the Moody PEF Board has selected Rev. Bagley to serve in this capacity. The partnership between the Fund and the Conference is an important aspect of our ministries to people in need in Galveston and around the world. I am pleased to support Rev. Bagley’s service in this important position.”
Bagley currently serves as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Conroe. He said, “I applied for the position at the PEF because I know how much good the Moody PEF does for so many people. It will be hard to leave First Conroe after serving only 18 months, but positions like this do not come open very often and so I offered myself for consideration. I am very humbled to have been chosen.”
Chairperson Mary Jo Urbani noted that the Board had considered several candidates to succeed Vivian Pinard, the current Executive Director, who is retiring. “Vivian has served us well, and we will miss her services. However, we are excited to welcome Rev. Bagley back to Galveston. He is very familiar with our work and we look forward to the contribution he will make to the Fund’s future.”
The Moody PEF provides grants to several dozen Galveston agencies and programs for their work of helping persons to live more comfortable, meaningful, and healthy lives. Funds are also granted to help the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to provide innovative programs in the Conference, to aid local churches respond to special mission opportunities and to start new churches. In addition, grants have been made to mission work in 37 different nations by the PEF for a wide variety of ministries.
Rev. Bagley served as pastor of Moody Memorial United Methodist Church in Galveston from 2004 to 2015. He and his wife Karen have 2 children and 2 granddaughters.
Headquartered in Houston, The Texas Annual Conference was the original Annual Conference in Texas, and one of 11 regional conferences in the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. The Texas Annual Conference provides leadership support to over 700 churches, 12 Wesley Foundations and several higher education institutions, and many other ministries and outreaches with the goal of equipping congregations and facilitating the transformation of the world to the glory of God.