Bill Shortal

Financial Advisory Committee Chair

Financial Advisory Committee Chair shall address any financial concern as directed by the Finance / Personnel Board or Council; coordinate the work of the Financial Advisory Committee; coordinate the work of the Annual Fund Committee; serve on the Finance / Personnel Board.


Bill retired from First United Methodist Church of Orlando, FL, in August 2013, after serving the church for 23 years as Director of Music and Worship Arts. There he administered a program of 14 ensembles and annually directed two concerts with full orchestra. In 2009 the Chancel Choir provided an evening worship service for The Fellowship's national convocation held in Orlando and twice the choir was invited to sing for Florida ACDA. Prior to Orlando, Bill held similar positions with churches in Fort Myers, FL; Wood River, IL; and Sioux Falls, SD. He holds degrees from Millikin University (BME) and the University of Illinois (MM). Previously, Bill served The Fellowship as national president and vice-president as well as president of the Florida chapter.