That's what Wesley Foundations, United Methodist-related colleges and universities, and additional campus ministries throughout Illinois offer to students during their undergraduate and graduate years of study... a place where you're known and you can just relax and be you.  We provide places for you to ask questions, explore your beliefs, and develop deep friendships.  Worship services, bible studies, and small groups offer opportunities to grow in your faith and to think about life's biggest questions.  Service projects and mission trips challenge you to use your gifts to make a difference in God's world.  Check out the various collegiate ministries  below and discover the ways God is calling you to learn, follow, serve, and transform your life & the world with Christ's love.

 
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WESLEY FOUNDATIONs


Eastern Illinois University
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Illinois State University
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Southern Illinois University
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University of Illinois
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Western Illinois University
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Northern Illinois University
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ADDITIONAL CAMPUS MINISTRIES

The Inclusive Collective
(@ University of Illinois, Chicago)
Website

University Christian Ministry
(@ Northwestern University)
Website

Korean American Campus Ministry
(@ University of Chicago)
Website

Jesus Love KUMC
(@ University of Illinois, Urbana)
Website

 

 

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Collegiate ministry Leaders

Our collegiate ministries are led by people who are passionate about working with college students and reaching out to their respective campus communities. They seek to offer vibrant ministries, encourage students to explore their questions and interests, provide spaces for meaningful conversations\, and guide the development of gifts and leadership skills in young adults.

College and University Chaplains are hired by their institutions and appointed by the Bishop to cultivate religious life, connect campus and church communities, and create opportunities for students to grow in their faith and their leadership skills.

Campus Ministers and Directors are leaders (both clergy and lay) hired by a local board of directors to build ministries which provide opportunities for faith formation, student leadership, missional engagement, and meaningful worship. Since these ministries are supported by local churches, alumni and other supporters, our campus ministers and directors must also create partnerships with local churches, foundations, and other groups to raise a portion of their funding.  Contact us if you have questions - we'd love to connect!

Jennie Edwards Bertrand  Co-Director, Illinois State University Wesley  jennie@isuwesley.org

Jennie Edwards Bertrand
Co-Director, Illinois State University Wesley
jennie@isuwesley.org

Roxy Delong   Director, Illinois State University Wesley  roxy@isuwesley.org

Roxy Delong
Director, Illinois State University Wesley roxy@isuwesley.org

Sherry Smedshammer  Director, Wesley Foundation at Southern Illinois University  srsmedshammer@gmail.com

Sherry Smedshammer
Director, Wesley Foundation at Southern Illinois University
srsmedshammer@gmail.com

Dan King Crede  Executive Director, Wesley Foundation at University of Illinois - Urbana  dkingcrede@wesleyui.org

Dan King Crede
Executive Director, Wesley Foundation at University of Illinois - Urbana
dkingcrede@wesleyui.org

 
Julie Dowler  Associate Director/Campus Minister, Wesley Foundation at University of Illinois - Urbana  jdowler@wesleyui.org

Julie Dowler
Associate Director/Campus Minister, Wesley Foundation at University of Illinois - Urbana
jdowler@wesleyui.org

Carrie Carnes  Interim Director, Wesley Foundation at Western Illinois University

Carrie Carnes
Interim Director, Wesley Foundation at Western Illinois University

Kaitlyn Frantz  Site Pastor, Inclusive Collective at Northern Illinois University  pastorkaitlynfrantz@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Frantz
Site Pastor, Inclusive Collective at Northern Illinois University
pastorkaitlynfrantz@gmail.com

Elyse Nelson Winger  Chaplain, Illinois Wesleyan University  enelsonw@iwu.edu

Elyse Nelson Winger
Chaplain, Illinois Wesleyan University
enelsonw@iwu.edu

 
Todd Sweatman  Chaplain, MacMurray College  todd.sweatman@mac.edu

Todd Sweatman
Chaplain, MacMurray College
todd.sweatman@mac.edu

Tim Harrison  Chaplain, McKendree University  btharris@mckendree.edu

Tim Harrison
Chaplain, McKendree University
btharris@mckendree.edu

Eric Doolittle  Chaplain, North Central College  eldoolittle@noctrl.edu

Eric Doolittle
Chaplain, North Central College
eldoolittle@noctrl.edu

Rich Harvard  Campus Pastor, The Inclusive Collective  RichHarvardUIC@gmail.com

Rich Harvard
Campus Pastor, The Inclusive Collective
RichHarvardUIC@gmail.com

 
Julie Windsor-Mitchell  Campus Minister, University Christian Ministry at Northwestern University  revjulie@u.northwestern.edu

Julie Windsor-Mitchell
Campus Minister, University Christian Ministry at Northwestern University
revjulie@u.northwestern.edu

Mosung Eam  Pastor/Director, Korean American Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago  mosung.eam@gmail.com

Mosung Eam
Pastor/Director, Korean American Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago
mosung.eam@gmail.com

Chiyong Oh  Pastor/Director, Jesus Love KUMC at the University of Illinois - Urbana  chiyong705@gmail.com

Chiyong Oh
Pastor/Director, Jesus Love KUMC at the University of Illinois - Urbana
chiyong705@gmail.com

Betzy Ellifrits Warren Director, Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University   betzy@eiuwesley.org

Betzy Ellifrits Warren Director, Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University

betzy@eiuwesley.org

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Amy Shreve

Coordinator of Higher Education and  Campus Ministries
Illinois Great Rivers Conference
ashreve@igrc.org
217-529-2040