Roland Fernandes is the General Treasurer (Chief Financial Officer) of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church (“Global Ministries”). He is also the Treasurer of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and the United Methodist Development Fund (UMDF), which are entities of Global Ministries. Together these entities total about 500 million in total assets.
Mr. Fernandes served with Global Ministries as the India and Philippines Area Financial Executive for Global Ministries, Comptroller of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and Associate Treasurer of Global Ministries with responsibilities for UMCOR, Health and Welfare, and the United Methodist Development Fund since 1995. Prior to working for Global Ministries, Mr. Fernandes was the chief auditor of the Methodist Church in India for eight years.
Originally from India, Mr. Fernandes attended St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a Chartered Accountant since 1987.