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Meet the Staff

French B. Harmon, PhD

French B. Harmon, PhD
President, Chief Executive Officer & Treasurer
866-489-3421 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3421

French Harmon is a native Kentuckian. He was born in Ashland and graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School. Harmon holds educational degrees from Marshall University, University of Louisville, University of the Cumberlands and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has earned an executive education certificate in non-profit leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.

French Harmon has pastored three congregations in Kentucky—Allen Baptist Church, Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Somerset. He has been a professor in leadership studies at the University of the Cumberlands and was team leader for church development at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Harmon has served the community as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board for Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), University of the Cumberlands Board of Trustees, Somerset Christian School Board Member, Ashland and Somerset Independent Schools as a baseball coach, Kenton County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain and the Somerset Police Department Advisory Board. Harmon opened the United States House of Representatives in prayer February 8, 2008 and was a spiritual advisor for a congressional delegation to Israel in 2014.

French is married to Rachael and together they have three children—Trae, Madison and Jack. Harmon has written one book God’s Ordinary Giants (2020). He enjoys sports, photography, travel and presidential history.

Austin Wilkerson, Esq.
Trust Counsel
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3426

Austin Wilkerson is Trust Counsel for the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Austin had his own practice where he represented businesses, churches, nonprofits, and other tax-exempt organizations as general counsel. Austin is a former pastor and represents, with several of his family members, a third generation of pastors.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in International Business (summa cum laude) from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Austin is admitted to practice as a member attorney of the Texas State Bar and the Kentucky State Bar.

Kim Fulkerson
Chief Operating Officer
502.489.3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502.489.3438

Kim Fulkerson serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Foundation. She previously served for three years as the Kentucky Baptist Foundation’s Senior Accountant. Kim is responsible for the daily administration and operational functions of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation and manages the overall accounting function as well.

Kim has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting serving small business and non-profit clients, and has previously worked within the non-profit, real estate, and education sectors.

Barbara Spencer
Administrative/Public Relations Assistant
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3435

Barbara began her service with the Foundation in 1994 as the public relations assistant. On July 1, 2004, she became the Administrative & Public Relations Assistant. Prior to 1994, she worked 11 years as a temporary for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Barbara provides administrative support to President French Harmon and Trust Counsel Austin Wilkerson through will and trust administration, correspondence, board and committee meeting preparation, financial and general records management, and customer service. She assists in the creation of materials for presentations and seminars conducted by Foundation staff.

Janet A. McIntosh
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3437

Janet began her service with the Foundation in January 2007 as Accounting Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and 19 years of business, financial and accounting management experience, 2 years in the for-profit sector and 17 years in the non-profit sector. Janet works closely with PNC, the master custodian of the more than 1,000 accounts pooled for investment purposes. Planning, organizing and directing the internal aspects of the annual audit process are also part of her duties and responsibilities.