Karen Burt

Secretary, Board of Directors
Karen Burt serves as the Finance Director of the East Michigan Conference–FMCUSA where she manages the daily operations, administers the conference loan fund, and oversees administrative compliance for the conference and local churches. With more than 30 years of experience in finance management, she brings a unique perspective on resourcing and empowering ministry through the Church, and financial accountability. Previously, Ms. Burt worked in the banking industry for 13 years and developed her financial expertise in management, consumer products, mortgages, and loans.

Bradley Button

Executive Director
Bradley Button, Executive Director served as Superintendent of the East Michigan Conference—FMCUSA from 2015 to 2022. He previously served as Missions Mobilizer at Free Methodist World Missions from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that position served as a minister in local congregations and a church planter in regional initiatives since 1994. Mr. Button earned his BS in Business Administration from Roberts Wesleyan University; his MS in Public Administration from the State University of New York; and his Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University.

Joe Helms

Chair, Board of Directors
Joe Helms joined Ronald Blue Trust in 1997 as a financial planner, served as the firm’s Managing Director for the Seattle, WA office from 2005 – 2017, and retired at the end of 2021. Prior to that he was a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors, now Ameriprise, from 1993 – 1997. Mr. Helms served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1975. He earned a BA in Linguistics from San Diego State University, an MEd from the University of Washington, and was professionally credentialed as a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) from 1997 until 2021.

Kaye Kolde

Board of Directors

Bishop Kaye Kolde presides over the Free Methodist Church USA in the Northeast Great Lakes region and the Central Midwest. She also provides ecclesiastical accountability for our missions work in Asia and Latin America in partnership with the Free Methodist Church USA General Conference. She was elected to the Board of Bishops at General Conference 2023 after serving since 2019 as the lead pastor of The Arbor Church in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She has enjoyed coaching for discipleship systems inside and outside the Free Methodist Church, and previously served Sage Hills Church in Wenatchee, Washington, as the executive pastor of ministry, and several other pastoral roles. Her educational experiences include doctoral studies at Northern Seminary in Theology and Leadership, and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel A. Kurtz

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Daniel A. Kurtz served with The Free Methodist Foundation from 1998 as Chief Financial Officer and retired as Chief Operating Officer, December 31, 2023. Prior to his employment at The Free Methodist Foundation, he was in various areas of finance management with an automotive supplier, Harvard Industries, Inc. from 1973-1998. He currently serves on the boards of Sister Connection, Friends of Immanuel University, the Butterfield Memorial Foundation, and LRG Impact. He is a 1973 graduate of Spring Arbor University with majors in Business and Psychology and holds a Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation.

Delia Nüesch-Olver

Board of Directors
Delia Nüesch-Olver serves as Ambassador for Impact Latin America. Previously she was Latin America Area Director with Free Methodist World Missions and Professor/Director of the Global Urban Mission program at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver is a reflective practitioner, combining academic credentials with fruitful ministry as church planter and pastor. Her degrees are from Swiss College Jaques Dalcroze, Mercy College, Long Island University, and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University. Born and raised in a Swiss family in Argentina, she brings international perspectives combining both Latin-American and European cultures.

Mark Olson

Board of Directors
Mark Olson has served at FM Financial (the financial services ministry of FMCUSA) since 1999 and became president / CEO in 2022. Prior to that Mark spent 20 years in a progression of roles in manufacturing focused on people, processes and systems. Mark holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Spring Arbor University in Business Administration. Mark has also obtained designations as a Certified Investment Management Analyst ™ and Accredited Investment Fiduciary™. A lifelong runner who values community involvement and health, Mark is a board member of Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI and is chair of the Henry Ford Health Systems Investment Sub-committee in Detroit.