Meet the Staff
President, Chief Executive Officer & Treasurer
866-489-3421 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3421
Richard has served as President, CEO and Treasurer since June 1, 2015. From 1988 to 1995 he was President of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation before going back home to Alabama to start the national WMU Foundation. For the last 18 years, he has been a Vice President and Senior Advisor to non-profit investment clients at PNC Bank. Richard is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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.
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 not-for-profit sector. She is responsible for managing the overall accounting function and the preparation of the monthly financial statements. 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.
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 Richard Carnes 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 provides public relations support to the Foundation through her creation of materials for all of the presentations and seminars conducted by Foundation staff, as well as coordination of all marketing, promotions and communications activities of the Foundation.
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3533
Rebecca began her service with the KBF in August 2017 as our Office Assistant. Prior to beginning her work with the KBF, Rebecca was in banking in Louisville for three years.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Campbellsville University (2014). She serves as the Foundation’s receptionist, coordinates the distribution of quarterly Account statements, maintains the Foundation’s on-line and physical account files, and our document inventory. She assists the KBF Scholarship Committee in the Administration of the Foundation’s scholarship program. Rebecca also assists Barbara Spencer with meeting preparation for board and committee meetings.