Senior Vice President of Loans and Investments
A solid background in financial management allows David McCaskill to oversee TMF’s loan operations.
Before joining TMF McCaskill honed his skills working in the banking industry. He supervised the operations of five Bank of America (formerly NationsBank) branches in the Austin area, managing 100 staff members and overseeing more than $300 million in assets. McCaskill served as President of First National Bank of Georgetown prior to his move to Bank of America. He entered the banking field as a national bank examiner employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, McCaskill earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1978.
Vice President of Loans and Real Estate
For more than 20 years Robert Hoppe has consulted with Methodist churches to determine safe debt limits and loan capacities. He partners with members of TMF staff to develop strategies that combine fundraising with financial planning as a sound basis for construction projects and land purchases. Hoppe also oversees the asset management and real estate holdings of TMF. An active member of his local United Methodist church, Hoppe recently served as Chair of the Board of Trustees and served on his congregation’s finance committee.
Prior to joining TMF in 1989 Hoppe worked independently in the commercial property management, oil and gas and insurance industries.
His previous experience as a small business owner helps him understand the unique borrowing issues United Methodist churches and charitable institutions must consider as they plan for future ministry. Hoppe earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a licensed real estate broker.
Assistant Vice President of Loans
Paula Sini was appointed to the Assistant Vice President position in 2015. She has 30 years’ experience in consumer, real estate, and commercial lending. Prior to her appointment at TMF, she was Senior Vice President, National Manager for BBVA Compass with responsibility for Commercial and Industrial, Public Finance, and Global Wealth Loan Documentation and Funding Control. In the course of her career in commercial banking, she was involved in compliance and training and supervised work teams of 40 or more persons.
Cheryl Westbrook is a self-proclaimed people person who is passionate about helping others. She was a loan officer at Heartspring Methodist Foundation for seven years before it formally merged with TMF in January 2019. With an extensive background in banking, real estate and sales, Cheryl is known for her patience and attentiveness with churches throughout the loan process. By joining TMF, Cheryl has expanded her church relationships from ones solely in the North Texas District to church relationships throughout the Texas Annual Conference from the Greater Houston area to Tyler and Longview, and as far north as Texarkana. Cheryl currently offices in TMF’s Longview office.