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Kenneth R. Roney is the Interim President of the Church of the Nazarene Foundation. Ken served the Foundation as President from 2012 until March 2021, when he announced his retirement. He graciously agreed to serve as Interim President for a period of time after his official retirement to guide the Foundation so that a proper transition to his successor could take place. Prior to serving as President, he served as the Executive Vice President for the Foundation, assisted Stewardship Development Ministries, Nazarene Theological Seminary, various mission partnerships, and the Church of the Nazarene Foundation by helping individuals make lifetime ministry gifts and legacy gifts and by working with individuals, trusts, churches, districts, and schools who want to utilize the opportunities for investment and giving through the Church of the Nazarene Foundation.
Ken practiced law for thirty-six years. His practice was a general civil practice with emphasis on wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate, corporate law and dispute resolution. In addition to practicing law, he has served as a mediator and an arbitrator and has been a trainer of mediators in private industry, state agencies, and courses approved by the Supreme Courts of Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, and California. He graduated with high honors from the University of Florida (B.A.) and from Nova University Law School (J.D.) and is admitted to the Florida, Colorado, and Kansas Bars.
In addition to serving as the Foundation's president, he is a member of Hope Springs Nazarene Church located in Loveland, Colorado. He has served as an adjunct professor with Mid-America Nazarene University, teaching courses in grant writing and business law in their MBA program.
As a third-generation Nazarene, his roots go back to the early days of the denomination. He has been an active layman in his local Nazarene churches, having served in various capacities and acting as a member of Gideons International for several years. In 2001, Ken was elected as the state secretary for the Gideons in Colorado. In 2002, Ken was given the opportunity to serve the church as one of the first Registered Stewardship Representatives with Stewardship Development Ministries and then was selected as the Executive Vice President for the Church of the Nazarene Foundation in 2004. He became the president of the Foundation in 2012.
"I am delighted that God has given me this opportunity to use my talents and skills to directly serve in the kingdom. I have enjoyed a successful professional career, and now He has given me the opportunity to have a more direct role in the kingdom."
Ken and his wife, Patsy, reside in Arvada, Colorado, located in the Denver metro area.