Meet the Staff

The office management and staff of the Loan Fund are as follows:

Name Position
Stephen M. Drury President/Director
Rick Lovall Vice President/Senior Loan Officer
Rebecca Rhoten-Batchelor Office Administrator & Compliance Officer
Amanda Cummings Administrative Assistant/Finance
Hannah Bailey Director of Marketing
Ariel Leaman Client Relations
Raylyn White Administrative Assistant/Risk Management
Kevin L. Prince Loan Fund Consultant


STEPHEN M. DRURY has served as a director and our President of the Board of Directors since inception. Since 2006, Mr. Drury has served as President of the Foundation and has served as Director of Stewardship for UPCI since 2002. Mr. Drury has also served as Chairman for the Church Aflame Institute, and as Director for Institutional Advancement at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, in each instance, a UPCI affiliated organization. Mr. Drury also serves on our Executive Committee, Loan Committee and Loan Delinquency Committee. Mr. Drury received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Apostolic Bible Institute.

May be reached at or 636.229.7976


RICK LOVALL became the Loan Fund's Senior Loan Officer & Assistant Stewardship Director in July 2019. He previously served as a part-time Loan Consultant before transitioning to full-time. He has a degree in Banking from the Barret School of Banking at Christian Brothers University, as well as over 15 years of experience in banking and commercial lending. He and his wife, Kelby, have two sons, Easton and Parker.

May be reached at or 636.229.7947


REBECCA RHOTEN-BATCHELOR has served as the Office Administrator & Compliance Officer since November 2022. She came on board in January 2014 and has served in various roles as the Loan Fund has grown. Prior to joining the Stewardship Group, Rebecca clerked at a license and title company, and also worked in the non-profit world at the Cahokia Public Library for seven years prior to that. Rebecca received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Southwestern Illinois College in 2009. She and her husband, Andrew, have one son, Adrian.

May be reached at or 636.229.7978


AMANDA CUMMINGS has served as administrative assistant to Stephen Drury for the UPCI Stewardship Group since March 2018. She also handles administration and accounting related tasks for the Loan Fund and Foundation. Prior to joining the Stewardship Group, Amanda worked for eight years at Rabo AgriFinance where she worked post loan closing as a Customer Support Analyst. Her focus was to assist with account inquiries and reconciliation needs, as well as serve as a liaison between customers and loan officers. 

May be reached at or 636.229.7949


HANNAH BAILEY joined the Loan Fund team in 2021. She previously worked for United Insurance Solutions, Inc. Before that she served as an adjunct professor of communication studies at University of Missouri and Urshan College. Hannah received a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree from Urshan College and a Master of Communication from University of Missouri. She works with Rick Lovall on Risk Management for our loan portfolio.

May be reached at or 636.229.7860


ARIEL LEAMAN was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Katy Christian Academy, she attended Lone Star College as well as North Central Texas College. She began her banking career in 2018 in Wewahitchka, Florida. Then continued her position as a universal banker at a mortgage bank, when she moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 2020. She is happily married to Ryan Leaman and has two beautiful daughters. Hadley who is five and Raeley who is one year old. They attend New Life St. Louis in Bridgeton, Missouri.

May be reached at or 636.229.7974


RAYLYN WHITE joined the Loan Fund team in 2021 as Marketing Assistant. Raylyn was raised in Farmington, Missouri and attended Central Methodist University where she received her bachelor's degree in accounting. She is currently attending Urshan College to complete a degree in Worship Ministry. She attends LightHouse Church in O'Fallon, Missouri pastored by Brandon Buford. 

May be reached at or 636.229.7898


KEVIN L. PRINCE became a Consultant for the Loan Fund in September 2019. Prior to joining the team, Kevin founded and ran his own business, as well as held many ministerial positions including Pastor, Sectional NAM Director, Section Secretary, Section Presbyter, District Secretary, and District Superintendent. He is based out of Huntington, TX and is available to serve UPCI churches and members throughout Texas, Louisiana, and beyond. 

May be reached at or 903.830.5212