by Pastor Bennett Woods, President of the Board of Directors
The Wesley foundation at Western Illinois University is happy to announce that the Board of Directors has hired a new campus Minister/ Director, Rev. Janice Serafinca. Rev. Serafinca is an ordained Elder who has served in the Philippians for more than 20 years in both church and school contexts. She brings a wealth of experience recently serving as faculty at Harris Memorial College teaching both biology and Old Testament courses. With the help of the Conference, Rev. Serafinca is in the process of obtaining a visa to move to Macomb to fill her new ministry here.
To begin this 2019-2020 school year, the Board hired Rev. Carrie Carnes to serve as an Interim Campus Minister/Director of the Foundation. Rev. Carnes is an ordained Elder of the IGRC where she has served multiple churches and currently lives in Abington, Il.
Rev. Carnes will serve until Rev. Serafinca can relocate to the United States. The Board and interim, with consultation with Rev. Janice, will continue strengthening and building new relationship on campus at WIU and in the Conference. The Board is pleased to welcome both well qualified and Christ filled individuals to guide and lead the Foundation. It is the board’s prayer that they may being Christ’s love and welcome to the WIU Wesley Foundation and the surrounding campus and community.