Our Wesley staff keep the ministry running day-to-day. Meet our staff below!
WESLEY DIRECTOR & COLLEGE PASTOR
Hometown: I grew up on my family's farm in Van Buren, Arkansas. It was homesteaded seven generations ago and has been in my family ever since.
Favorite place to eat: Taste of Thai on the square in Fayetteville. When Kayla and I were first married 18 years ago we'd go there on date nights and have loved it ever since. We went in last week and the same waitress still works there! (She did not remember us, which I tried to not take too personally...)
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why? Totally random, but I'd love to know exactly what caused the Mayan civilization to disappear. How crazy is it that they were there, huge, thriving, and then not. Send me back to see how that went down.
Interesting Fact: I've had 4 near death experiences. 1) Hit by car on Dickson Street while riding my mountain bike. 2) Hopelessly lost on a snowy night in a 600,000 square acre Kentucky wildlife management area. 3) Literally caught in the crossfire of Israeli and Hezbollah artillery. 4) And, had a cargo truck roll over the van I was driving through the Chinese countryside.
Hometown: Ottawa, Kansas
Favorite place to eat: Hammontree's Grilled Cheese
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why? I love adventures and discovery. Therefore, I think I would have liked to experience the Westward Expansion of the 19th Century. Setting out into the unknown American west landscape would have been exciting.
Interesting Fact: In high school, I was a part of show choir. That's right! I sang to choreographed movement.
Hometown: Minneapolis MN
Favorite place to eat: Mockingbird Kitchen
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why?: It is an obvious answer but I have to go with witnessing creation. Going from nothing to something, must be the most amazing event to ever watch.
Interesting fact: I prefer mountain views to ocean views every time.
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA
Favorite place to eat: Khana Indian Grill (I highly recommend the mango lassi!)
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why? I’ve always been fascinated by the Revolutionary War. In recent years, Broadway’s Hamilton has sparked my interest again in the people, ideas, and logistics surrounding the Great American Experiment. Although the 1770’s did not have the same catchy music, it would have been a unique time, witnessing the birth of a nation.
Interesting Fact: Between my office and my apartment, I tend to over 18 houseplants. I am looking forward to expanding.
HANNAH KAAR WELLS
Hometown: Magnolia, AR
Major: Public Health with a minor in Biology
Favorite place to eat: Cracker Barrel
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why? My grandparent’s wedding day so I could see what they were like in their early 20s and meet my ancestors.
Interesting Fact: I am the same height of John Wesley.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Favorite place to eat: Kosmos Greek Cafe
If you could witness any event (past, present, or future) what would it be and why? I love to travel and see new places! I'm excited for wherever I will visit next.
Interesting Fact: When I was a kid, I tripped and broke my arm while folding laundry.