Meet The Staff

  • Stephen M. Drury
    President/Director

    STEPHEN M. DRURY has served as a director and our President since inception. Since 2006, Mr. Drury has served as President of the Foundation and has served as Director of Stewardship for UPCI since 2002. Mr. Drury has also served as Chairman for the Church Aflame Institute, and as Director for Institutional Advancement at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, in each instance, a UPCI affiliated organization. Mr. Drury also serves on our Executive Committee, Loan Committee and Loan Delinquency Committee. Mr. Drury received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Apostolic Bible Institute.

  • Kent Russell
    Director of Planned Giving

    KENT RUSSELL has served with the Stewardship Group since 2013 and as the Director of Planned Giving since 2014. Prior to joining the Stewardship Group, Kent served as the Assistant Pastor of Family Life Worship Center in Bloomington, IN. He also previously served as the Director of Institutional Advancement of Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Kent received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Apostolic Bible Institute and a Bachelor of Organization Leadership from Greenville College.

  • Susanna L. Drury
    Office Manager/Client Relations

    SUSANNA L. DRURY has served as our Assistant Secretary since inception. She also serves as the office manager for the UPCI Stewardship Department, and handles client relations for the UPC Loan Fund. As part of her duties, Susanna also handles administration and accounting related tasks for the Foundation. Prior to joining the UPCI Stewardship Department, Susanna handled billing, accounting and project related tasks for medical service providers, a law firm and a not-for-profit children’s ministry. Susanna received an Associates degree from Itawamba Community College.

  • Rebecca Rhoten-Batchelor
    Marketing/Client Relations

    REBECCA RHOTEN has worked for the UPCI Stewardship Group since January 2014. She served as Stephen Drury’s assistant for four years before moving to full-time Marketing and Client Relations in 2018. Prior to joining the Stewardship Group, Rebecca served as a clerk for a license and title company and as a processing clerk for a public library. Rebecca received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Southwestern Illinois College in 2009 and is currently working on completing her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Marketing.

  • Amanda Cummings
    Administrative Assistant

    AMANDA CUMMINGS has served as administrative assistant to Stephen Drury for the UPCI Stewardship Group since March 2018. She also handles administration and accounting related tasks for the Loan Fund and Foundation. Prior to joining the Stewardship Group, Amanda worked for eight years at an agricultural finance company. There she worked post loan closing as a Customer Support Analyst. Her focus was to assist with account inquiries and reconciliation needs, as well as serve as a liaison between customers and loan officers.