Welcome, Jill!

Welcome, Jill!

We are pleased to introduce Jill Apple, Associate Director of Foundation Relations.   Jill brings a wealth of experience to the Foundation, and we look forward to having her join our team Monday, September 13th
 
Before joining the Foundation, Jill worked as chief friend-raiser and fund-raiser for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota.  She helped lead the United Methodist campus ministry, improving Wesley’s operations, outreach efforts, and relationships with key stakeholders during her tenure.  Jill has also spent many years as a college counselor at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul. 
 
Advent United Methodist Church in Egan, MN is Jill’s church home, and she loves being involved in committees and teams ranging from Fellowship and Hospitality to Inclusion and Youth Ministry. Jill is passionate about music and shares her talents with her church family and singing in the Minnesota Chorale, the principal chorus of the Minnesota Orchestra.  
 
Jill and her husband Scott met while attending Butler University in Indiana. They are proud parents of two adult children: Max lives near their home in St. Paul, and their daughter K.K. lives in Brooklyn, New York. Family is important to Jill, and most of their vacations involve getting together with family as they plan their travels.     Both Scott and Jill share the love for bicycling, which they do together on a tandem bicycle.  Jill says the best bike rides include friends who are tandem riders and they enjoy discovering new trails with fun lunch spots and having an ice cream treat to end the ride.
 
Please help us welcome Jill to the team, her e-mail address is jill.apple@dkmnmf.org