* Welcome to Wesley *

Please help us welcome the new Wesley Chaplain, Tim Kobler!

Tim will be starting at UM Wesley on July 1st! 

Please welcome him if you see him around Wesley this summer.

Tim is a native of Marion, Illinois, and received his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta in 1991. Tim felt God’s call early on in his undergraduate studies, with a desire to serve in higher education and campus ministry. Following his seminary studies, Tim served in three local parish appointment, and has served in collegiate ministry for sixteen years, most recently as the Director and Chaplain of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Social justice, inclusion, and community involvement are vital aspects of Tim's life and ministry. Tim has been an active organizer for the Reconciling United Methodists of the Holston Conference, providing opportunities for education, worship, and community action. 

We are very excited to have Tim join our ministry at Wesley! 

Happening at Wesley

Wesley Together Wednesdays

Summer 2018

Undergrad, grad students and young alumni come together

Wednesday nights will include worship, a brief study, and fellowship time!

If you're around campus this summer, you're welcome to join us

Next Wesley Wednesday dates: 
Wed. June 27th  |  Wed. July 11th
Wed. July 25th  |  Wed. Aug. 8th
Wed. Aug. 22nd

 For more information on how to Get Involved, check out Wesley Activities or learn even more about Wesley at Hello, new people!

Art Fair Parking 2018

Join Wesley students and supporters as we kick off our biggest fundraiser of the year! 

Each summer, we provide parking for Art Fair attendees in the church parking lot and Wesley lawn. We need volunteers to help direct drivers, collect money, and ensure the smooth running of the parking business for the four days of Art Fair!

Please sign up for a shift here. It's a fun way to help out Wesley. 

Wesley's Food Exchange is open each Wed. from 6:30 - 9:00pm and Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00pm for students
 to give or receive, as well as on an appointment basis.

Mission Statement

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan is a United Methodist campus ministry providing varied opportunities and programs for all students and other campus-related persons. We are a pluralistic community academically, theologically, and by age and interest. All students from nearby universities such as University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Concordia University, and Washtenaw Community College are welcome. 

We are also a community of persons committed to caring, sharing, serving, learning, and growing with each other regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or economic status, disability, or other human differences. Our common bond is God's love shown through Jesus Christ. Our emphases include concern for the social implications of the gospel in the world and personal growth as Christians. 

Welcome to Ann Arbor!

Supporting Wesley

Thanks to the help of many people, the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan has survived on this campus for over 100 years! In order to keep our mission going, please consider donating to our PayPal account. If you are in the area and would rather donate your time, consider emailing Maddie Dietrich about providing a Sunday meal, emailing Eve Hillman about helping lead a service project or helping lead a social action focused outing, or Robert Roth about anything else you may think of. We thank all those who help and those who continue to help us!

Connect on Facebook

Connect with Wesley on our student Facebook page! We post events, volunteer opportunities, thoughts and articles. It is a great way to stay connected with the group. Visit Students at Wesley Foundation on Facebook and we will add any student or local recent grad or young professional that would like to join! 

Are you an alumnus or a friend of the Wesley Foundation at UM? There is a Facebook page just for you! Check out the Wesley alumni & friends on Facebook.

Prefer more "traditional" means of getting in touch? Feel free to email the Wesley staff at their respective email addresses or fill out this form!

Social Justice @ Wesley


    Ways to get involved:
      1) Join an advocacy group (UM                      students: Check out                                          Students4Justice on Facebook!)
      2) Donate to a cause (like                                  blacklivesmatter.com)
      3) Most importantly: recognize your            privilege!

Immigration Activism

Wesley is looking for students interested in joining FUMC's Immigrant Hospitality Team, a group that meets to plan logistics for supporting immigrant families taking sanctuary, or living in a church building, to prevent a deportation. This team is part of the larger county-wide network Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary. For more info contact Becky Dean at rebecca.dean11@gmail.com.

Wesley Foundation at University of Michigan 
602 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 668-6881 • teamwesley@umich.edu