Kentucky Baptist Foundation names Fulkerson as chief operating officer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Kim Fulkerson, who has served three years with the Kentucky Baptist Foundation (KBF), was named Thursday to serve as its chief operating officer. She previously held the role of KBF’s senior accountant.


French Harmon, KBF president, said she “has demonstrated a strong commitment to the KBF and its mission to bring stewardship education, legacy giving and financial services to the churches, institutions and agencies of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.”


Fulkerson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, serving small business and non-profit clients. Her work has been within the non-profit, real estate and education sectors.


“As our senior accountant, she already has proven herself as an amazing team member,” Harmon said. “Her leadership skills will enhance the KBF’s ability to further serve our constituents.”


Harmon added that Kim and her husband, Troy “are strong in their faith and have an abiding love for Jesus Christ.” They are members of Simpsonville Baptist Church, where Kim serves as treasurer.


Todd Gray, executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, had praise for her work with KBF.


“Kim will, no doubt, excel in her new assignment as chief operating officer,” he said. “Kim possesses a strong work ethic, high-level integrity and a kind demeanor. She will add value to the work of the Foundation as it continues to invest funds to help the work of the Great Commission. I am encouraged to see the good work of the Foundation continually being strengthened under Dr. French Harmon’s leadership, and Kim will be an integral part of that work moving forward.”


Austin Wilkerson, KBF trust counsel and assistant secretary, said her “diligence and professionalism has been a blessing to our clients over the last years, and I know the benefit to KBC causes in the future will be just as good. Working with Kim is a delight — she is extremely capable,” Wilkerson said.


Fulkerson expressed her gratitude that “the Lord is using me in this capacity to serve churches, agencies and institutions. I’m thankful Lowell Ashby made me aware of the senior accountant position three years ago and introduced me to the great work of KBF.”


The KBF provides charitable gift consultation services for individuals and families with a goal of encouraging, educating and enabling individuals regarding stewardship decisions that result in the creation of permanent endowment and trust funds.

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