Kent McNish, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, has served as the executive director of the McKendree Village Foundation since May 2006 as executive director of the Golden Cross Foundation (now known as ENCORE Ministry) since May 2013. Previously, he was in marketing at United Methodist Communications for almost 10 years, worked in the Nashville advertising agency business for 14 years and book publishing for 10 years.
Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.
Since 2015 the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. (Rick) has served as director of ENCORE Ministry. Gentzler directs the work of committee members providing consultation, training and support, resources, and networking opportunities for church leaders in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church for implementing and expanding intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults.
Cindy Solomon is ENCORE Ministry communications director. In this role, Solomon creates the strategy for and executes all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to articulate the ministry’s mission to serve the needs of older adults and local church older adult ministries in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church.