Foundation for Theological Education

Address
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Contact
Website: http://www.aftesite.org
Phone: +1 (281) 297-5900
Nonprofit
NTEE: B125 - Education
EIN: 75-2382114

Mission

A Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1990
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6640
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$10,000.00$43,335.00$50,004.00$50,004.00$61,255.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$10,000.00$43,335.00$60,400.00$65,004.00$61,255.00
Number of employees00002
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers5050  30
Number of highly compensated contractors00000
Personnel
Birdwell, Randy
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personRandy BirdwellRandy BirdwellRandy BirdwellRandy BirdwellRandy Birdwell
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Copeland, Stan
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated personDr Stan CopelandDr Stan CopelandDr Stan CopelandDr Stan CopelandDr Stan Copeland
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Deichmann, Wendy
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrustee  
Name of key/compensated personDr Wendy DeichmannDr Wendy DeichmannDr Wendy Deichmann  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.000.000.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.00  
Ervin, Paul
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeFrmr Exec Dir.Frmr Exec Dir.
Name of key/compensated personPaul Ervin JrPaul Ervin JrPaul Ervin JrPaul R ErvinPaul R Ervin
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officer TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3,750.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Frey, Daniel
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated personDaniel FreyDaniel FreyDaniel FreyDaniel FreyDaniel Frey
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Harrison, Thomas
TitleSecretarySecretary   
Name of key/compensated personDr Thomas HarrisonDr Thomas Harrison   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Harrison, Tom
Title  SecretarySecretarySecretary
Name of key/compensated person  Dr Tom HarrisonDr Tom HarrisonDr Tom Harrison
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.000.00
Hill, David
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated personDavid HillDavid HillDavid HillDavid HillDavid Hill
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Johnson, Daniel
Title    Trustee
Name of key/compensated person    Dr Daniel G Johnson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs    0.00
Jones, L
Title Executive Dir.Executive Dir.Executive Dir.Executive Dir.
Name of key/compensated person Dr L Gregory JonesDr L Gregory JonesDr L Gregory JonesDr L Gregory Jones
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 40.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org $20,835.00$50,400.00$50,004.00$50,005.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.000.00
Kinghorn, Kenneth
Title    Trustee
Name of key/compensated person    Dr Kenneth C Kinghorn
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs    0.00
Lannie, Anthony
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated personAnthony LannieAnthony LannieAnthony LannieAnthony LannieAnthony Lannie
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Moore, Steven
TitleSr Prgm ScholarSr Prgm ScholarSr Prog ScholarSr Prog ScholarSr Prog Scholar
Name of key/compensated personDr Steven G W MooreDr Steven G W MooreDr Steven G W MooreDr Steven G W MooreDr Steven G W Moore
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org3.003.003.003.003.00
Reportable compensation from org$5,000.00$5,000.00$0.00$5,000.00$7,500.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Rankin, Stephen
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee 
Name of key/compensated personDr Stephen RankinDr Stephen RankinDr Stephen RankinDr Stephen Rankin 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Robb, Edmund
TitleChairmanChairmanChairmanChairmanChairman
Name of key/compensated personDr Edmund W RobbDr Edmund W RobbDr Edmund W RobbDr Edmund W RobbDr Edmund W Robb
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Strong, Doug
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated personDr Doug StrongDr Doug StrongDr Doug StrongDr Doug StrongDr Doug Strong
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Walker, Michael
TitleVice ChairVice ChairVice ChairVice ChairVice Chair
Name of key/compensated personRev Michael WalkerRev Michael WalkerRev Michael WalkerRev Michael WalkerRev Michael Walker
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Warner, Laceye
TitleManaging Dir.Managing Dir.Managing Dir.Managing Dir.Managing Dir.
Name of key/compensated personDr Laceye C WarnerDr Laceye C WarnerDr Laceye C WarnerDr Laceye C WarnerDr Laceye C Warner
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$5,000.00$17,500.00$10,000.00$10,000.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Warner, Thomas
TitleTrusteeTrustee   
Name of key/compensated personDr Thomas WarnerDr Thomas Warner   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Warner, Tom
Title  TrusteeTrusteeTrustee
Name of key/compensated person  Dr Tom WarnerDr Tom WarnerDr Tom Warner
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.000.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesA Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.A Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.A Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.A Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.A Foundation for Theological Education, Inc. (AFTE) provides financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. AFTE also publishes an academic newsletter that is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.
Program service expenses, total$360,124.00$200,766.00$407,812.00$261,038.00$321,139.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Distribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.
Program expenses$9,000.00$9,102.00$9,282.00$18,762.00$39,972.00
Program descriptionDistribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.Distribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.Distribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.Distribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.Distribution of an academic newsletter published four times per year. The Catalyst is distributed to more than 5,000 United Methodist Seminarians.
To provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.
Program expenses$351,124.00$191,664.00$398,530.00$242,276.00$281,167.00
Program descriptionTo provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.To provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.To provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.To provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.To provide financial support for men and women in their doctoral studies. To establish a learning center for the training of ministers and sponsor special studies on the nature of the faith and mission of the church.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$296,862.00$412,402.00$487,815.00$640,211.00$682,210.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$244,104.00$347,379.00$449,535.00$528,025.00$371,422.00
Investment income, current yr$52,758.00$65,023.00$38,280.00$112,186.00$310,788.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$244,104.00$347,379.00$449,535.00$528,025.00$371,422.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$296,919.00$412,402.00$487,815.00$1,137,132.00$2,004,685.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$244,104.00$347,379.00$449,535.00$528,025.00$371,422.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$42,763.00$65,023.00$38,280.00$38,979.00$36,221.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$453,754.00$334,795.00$498,372.00$385,944.00$449,675.00
Total functional expenses: program service $360,124.00$200,766.00$407,812.00$261,038.00$321,139.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$88,796.00$115,911.00$74,061.00$107,893.00$107,935.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$4,834.00$18,118.00$16,499.00$17,013.00$20,601.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$68,317.00$63,000.00$27,000.00$51,500.00$50,000.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,583,106.00$2,382,874.00$2,249,938.00$2,302,542.00$2,046,442.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,382,874.00$2,249,938.00$2,302,542.00$2,046,442.00$1,832,345.00
Total liabilities$391,715.00$290,285.00$317,282.00$301,331.00$296,296.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$290,285.00$317,282.00$301,331.00$296,296.00$302,847.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$2,191,391.00$2,092,589.00$1,756,721.00$1,997,323.00$1,739,741.00
Temporarily restricted net assets  $175,935.00$3,888.00$10,405.00
Net assets$2,191,391.00$2,092,589.00$1,932,656.00$2,001,211.00$1,750,146.00
Net assets, beginning of year$2,092,589.00$1,932,656.00$2,001,211.00$1,750,146.00$1,529,498.00
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$2,025,315.00$1,715,596.00$1,807,045.00$1,840,293.00$1,698,898.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$557,791.00$644,778.00$420,393.00$462,249.00$347,544.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$644,778.00$420,393.00$462,249.00$347,544.00$241,644.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Grants payable$338,500.00$278,475.00$294,000.00$301,000.00$290,500.00
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$156,892.00$77,607.00-$10,557.00$254,267.00$232,535.00
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$22,500.00$22,500.00$0.00$0.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$53,215.00$11,810.00$23,282.00$331.00$5,796.00
Total net assets or fund balances$2,191,391.00$2,092,589.00$1,932,656.00$2,001,211.00$1,750,146.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1315161514
Number of independent voting members1315161514
Financial sheets audited  TrueTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-282017-11-132016-12-152015-07-282014-11-17
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.02014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201822009349300832201722619349300637201622229349301397201501949349301320201402819349300610
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