Mark Hagewood, Business Administrator

  • Joined Belmont UMC staff in 2015
  • Responsible for the business operations of the church and weekday school, including financial management, personnel administration, properties oversight, technological support, supervision of administrative staff, and collaborating with clergy and lay leadership on issues of strategic planning

Academic background

  • Belmont University, M.A., Church Music
  • Martin Methodist College, B.A., Church Vocations

Family life

  • Married Rachel Britt in 2003 in Belmont’s sanctuary
  • Two children, Lucas and Benjamin

Interests and activities

“Playing the piano: I play for the early service at Belmont once a month; playing board games; planning our next family vacation to Disney World”

Reason for chosen career

“As a lifelong United Methodist who has worked for a United Methodist college, two United Methodist general agencies, and several local United Methodist churches, I am deeply committed to a Wesleyan understanding and expression of the Christian journey. I am fortunate to have found a church that reflects my progressive theology while allowing me to grow and use my gifts in finance and administration.”

Professional and volunteer accomplishments

  • Instructor, Director of Choral Programs, and Chair of Music Department at Martin Methodist College
  • Studied for a summer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Served multiple years as a lay delegate to the Tennessee Annual Conference
  • Member of the Leadership Board at Bellevue UMC and Bellevue Community Food Bank