OUR LEADERSHIP


bob beckwith

director

Bob Beckwith is the director of the UGA Wesley Foundation, and has been here since 1999. That means he is ultimately responsible for all of Wesley's ministries and financials. He is an elder in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference and serves Wesley by the discretion of the conference's Bishop. He spends the majority of his time leading the director staff, casting strategic vision for all of Wesley, and speaking on Wednesday night.

LEAD ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Lead Associate Directors are long term staff members who give leadership to the key areas of Wesley's ministry: Discipleship, the Internship, and Freshley. They assist Bob with major decisions and help sustain the overall vision of Wesley.

  • lindsay atkinson

    DISCIPLESHIP


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  • Clay

    kirkland

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT


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  • deborah kirkland

    PRAYER

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  • daniel

    simmons

    FRESHLEY



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ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS


  • mellisa deramus

    DISCIPLESHIP

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  • meg gray

    PRAYER

    CROSSTRAINERS

    SPARROWS NEST

    MISSIONS

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  • kenimer highsmith

    CONNECT

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  • kimberly klaer

    ADVANCEMENT

    DANCE

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  • jessica longino

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    FRESHLEY PRAYER


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  • megan mcgarrah

    FRESHLEY

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  • devon radford

    MEDIA

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  • Dustin sosebee

    worship

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  • kristen sosebee

    worship

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  • aaron vickroy

    discipleship


  • leah vickroy

    staff development


  • hillary westbook

    ADMINISTRATION

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  • blake wiggins

    encounter

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third years

Third year interning is all about integrating identity learned in first year and influence from second year. Third years get hands on experience as leaders in the ministry by serving as assistants to directors over ministry areas. 

  • CHANDRA JONES

    3Rd year intern | ENCOUNTER + HR

    Chandra is a third year intern who specializes in prayer, empathy, & hugs. She loves to rock the side ponytail, with coffee always in hand. Her favorite conversation topics are intimacy with God, the importance of rest, and loving people well. She’s a proud introvert-homebody who enjoys reading, naps, essential oils, good coffee, cold weather, and all things chocolate. When she’s not at Wesley, you can usually find her snuggling with her roomies & puppy.

  • CHRISTA TANELLA

    3Rd year intern | DISCIPLESHIP

    Christa may have been born and raised in Texas, but Is a flower child at heart. She loves running around barefoot, and adding "your mom" to the end of your sentences. She isn't her fellow intern Gabby Graham but loves being mistaken for her (which happens often). Want to see the resemblance for yourself, scroll down.

  • ERIN GILLELAND

    3RD year intern | MEDIA, STAFF DEVELOPMENT + ADVANCEMENT

    Erin is back for Round 3 at Wesley, and she couldn't be more excited about what God is going to do this year! She can't wait to see students' lives be transformed by God's love, and yes--you can find her talking about Gilmore Girls...still.

  • GABBY GRAHAM

    3RD year intern | WORSHIP + HR


  • HUNTER MACINNIS

    3RD year intern | MEDIA + STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    live más.

  • JAMES SHAFER

    3RD year intern | CONNECT + MISSIONS

    James is a 3rd year Connect and Missions intern. Most of his free time consists of solving puzzles or picking up random hobbies. If you don't have an opinion about something, come to him and odds are he'll have one that you can work from to make your own. He is also an avid movie fanatic that can probably think of a movie quote for any given situation. When in doubt, you can always pull something from The Princess Bride or Mean Girls. 

  • KELLY RINER

    3rd year intern | DISCIPLESHIP + hr

    Kelly is a Georgia College graduate, but a Dawg at heart through her time at Wesley. She has perfected the disappearing behind the blanket trick and laughs more at her own jokes than other people do. She believes in what the Lord is doing in Athens through Wesley, especially in the hearts of the girls she disciples. 

  • MERRICK LAUGHRIDGE

    3RD year intern | ENCOUNTER + STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    Merrick is a third year Staff Development and Encounter intern. She graduated UGA in 2017 with communication and religion degrees. She loves dancing and friends- put them together and BOOM- the perfect night. If she could tell you one thing, it would be “Be yourself, no one else can be you like you can, and we’re better together when we bring our full self.”

  • MORGAN REED

    3rd year intern | DISCIPLESHIP + HR

    Morgan is a third year Discipleship and HR intern. She graduated from UGA in 2016 with a degree in Communications Studies and is currently on the scenic route to becoming a nurse (sorry Mom and Dad). Her favorite part of the job are the students. She deeply believes in them and thinks they can change the world. If you see her around ask her about the Joey and Rachel plot line in FRIENDS or unreached people groups. She’s pretty passionate about both. 

  • NATALIE GRIFFIN

    3rd year intern | FRESHLEY + HR

    Natalie is a third year Freshley and HR intern. Her favorite things are music, coke zero, pop culture and the color black. She loves hanging out with friends, a good concert and having FUN! If she could end this blurb with the black heart emoji, she would.

  • NICK SPENCER

    3rd year intern | FRESHLEY

    One thing everyone should do before they die- grow their hair out (@dudes)
    Fav vine- “Okay”
    Words of wisdom- it’s simpler than you think
    #marriedlife

  • SAM ROUNDTREE

    3RD year intern | CONNECT + HR

    On the ever changing hair color: Once I changed the question about coloring my hair from 'why' to 'why not', the world just opened up.

    What evokes great memories: the smell of Disney World water

    On being emotional: I can laugh, I can cry, I can feel, I can intuit - what's not to like about that?

    Hope and dreams: I can't tell them all, but I can't wait to walk with Him into them all

  • tim del risco

    3RD year intern | freshley + HR

    Puppies or kittens: unfair, please don't tear my heart in two

    On why I rock the stubble: you gotta give them what they want

    Favorite quote: if its not on purpose, it will most likely lack purpose

    Favorite thing to do: smile

    Longest streak of consecutive testimonies at the thursday morning staff meeting - how many times have we had the chance to share? That many times would be my streak











seconD YEARS

THE SECOND YEAR OF INTERNING IS ALL ABOUT INFLUENCE. WE SEEK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS DIED FOR US TO DO IN TERMS OF REALIZING HOW WE CAN SERVE AND IMPACT OTHERS THROUGH THE SKILLS, TALENTS, AND STRENGTHS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN.  

  • ABIGAIL BRADLEY

    2ND YEAR INTERN | CONNECT + ADMINISTRATION

    Abigail is a 2nd year intern with connect and admin. She graduated from UGA in 2017 with a degree in early childhood education. Some of her favorite things to do are spend time with people, sleep, eat, read (Harry Potter or Nicholas sparks preferably), and watch Netflix (friends, fuller house, Gilmore girls, etc). Her veins are 90% soda and she can make and eat 11 smores in under 30 minutes.

  • ADAM SALWAY

    2ND YEAR INTERN | FRESHLEY

    Adam is a second year Freshley intern. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Geographic Sciences in 2017. He's an avid golfer, reader and baseball nerd. He loves freshly baked chocolate chip cookies almost as much as he loves dogs and would love it if you brought him one or both while he's at work.

  • ALYSSA KUMLE

    2ND YEAR INTERN | Prayer

    Hey I’m Alyssa and was a Human Development and Family Science major with a certificate in Disability Studies. I have a passion for helping others grow in their identity and find their creative outlet through art and music. I have a heart for other cultures, and love service and mission work! 

  • ASHLYN WILLIAMS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | ADVANCEMENT, CONNECT + ENCOUNTER SMALL GROUP

    Ashlyn is a second year intern. She loves Jesus.

  • AUBREY GOLD

    2ND YEAR INTERN | 

    Aubrey Gold is a 2nd Year intern on the Discipleship Staff who is currently in graduate school for her masters in counseling. She really believes in what God is doing through Wesley in the lives of students, and loves watching His promises come true for the girls that she disciples. She enjoys loving her two mini dachshunds, going on walks, and getting cute mugs. Hit her up anytime for a 1-on-1! 

  • BRAD SCHIEBEL

    2ND YEAR INTERN | CONNECT + YOUTH

    If you have any questions regarding Harry Potter, Star Wars, Middle-earth, or Marvel mythology, come talk to Brad. He has seen “Thor: Ragnarok” way too many times, and knows all the best lines way too well. German Shepherd puppies are his love language. When asked about his future, his deterrent is probably some edgy comment about the cringiest line of “The Office”. But for real, he’s an approachable guy with a passion to see you as you are in the eyes of Jesus. Also he loves the contrasts between reformed and Arminian theology!! Fav quote: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” -Michael Scott

  • CHRIS BLANKENSHIP

    2ND YEAR INTERN | WORSHIP + MISSIONS

    Chris is a second year worship and missions intern. He graduated UGA in 2016 with a bachelor's in business management. If Chris isn't at Barberitos or getting coffee, he's probably running (because of the Barbs) or watching the Braves. He's always in search of great conversations and will fist-bump anyone. Life is short; live it well.

  • DUTCH WILLIAMS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | Prayer + sparrow's nest

    Dutch is in his 2nd year of interning and is super excited for what that will bring. He is most happy when he has a fishing pole in his hand and loves being outdoors. He will also happily talk to you for hours about Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, WWE or fan theories from popular shows. Go Dawgs!

  • EMILY BAKER

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP

    Emily is a second year discipleship intern. She loves her espresso machine, quoting her favorite TV shows, corndogs from cookout, and bringing people into freedom! Find her if you need TV recommendations (comedies only) or want to know why Jesus was a feminist!

  • KALLI DRAKE

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP, DANCE + ENCOUNTER

    Kalli is a second year Discipleship, Dance, and Encounter intern who graduated from UGA with a degree in Journalism. She comes alive when she's tap dancing, editing a book manuscript, dog sitting, or talking to people about living like they don't have insecurities. She's an ESFJ, a 2, and a Developer. Kalli is most excited to see The Lord continue to build upon the work that He has done at Wesley in recent years and the opportunity to be a part of that!

  • LINDSEY CONWAY

    2ND YEAR INTERN | CONNECT + MEDIA

    Lindsey Conway is a second year media and connect intern. Lindsey graduated from UGA with a degree in journalism and loves writing and learning about people. She believes deeply the Wesley phrase “every student matters” and hopes you {the person reading} specifically know that you matter. She has a passion for running, snuggling with cats and eating Oreos.

  • MACY WILLIAMS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | CONNECT

    Macy wants you to know how deep her love for macaroni & cheese goes. She can most likely be found baking Connect Cookies for First Time Visitors, listening to a true crime podcast, painting her nails, or looking for a dog to pet. She's always here to watch You've Got Mail with you, solve a fashion crisis, or show you a new Instagram account you should be following.

  • MADDIE MARSH

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP

    Maddie recently graduated from UGA with a degree in psychology. If you see a girl in a headband laughing uncontrollably, it's probably her. She enjoys trying new things: especially when it involves food or the outdoors. She also loves knowing people, seeing them as the perfectly unique gift that God created them to be, and giving them the space to discover who that is.

  • MARIANNA BISSON

    2ND YEAR INTERN | CONNECT

    Marianna is a second year Connect intern. She is excited for students to find their home here at Wesley and ultimately develop a life-long relationship with God! She is passionate about self-love and bringing out the good in everyone. Marianna loves to cook, and she believes holistic health should be more of a thing. You can find her at your local grocery store, driving around listening to podcasts, or at hot yoga.

  • MONA ADAMS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP

    Mona is second year Discipleship intern. She graduated with a degree in Biology, and is Wesley's resident nurse/doctor even though she has no actual training whats so ever. She is passionate about the medical advancements that will come in her life time, and hopes to live in a world with a cure for cancer. She is a perfectionist herself, but loves helping people understand that true perfection can only be found in the Lord. If you ever want to watch a sunset, go star gazing, have a heart-to-heart, bake brownies, or go on a road trip, she's your girl!

  • NICK LULY

    2ND YEAR INTERN | Prayer + Sparrow's nest

    Nick is a 2nd year intern working within the Sparrows Nest and Prayer ministry areas. He graduated with a degree in psychology and is passionate about helping others to discover their identity and to maximize their potential. He enjoys hanging with friends, playing sports, and exploring nature. 

  • NIKI JOHNSTON

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP

    Niki Johnston is a Second Year Discipleship Intern. She’s a huuuuge fan of Earthfare pizza and loves being asked good questions. Niki moved to Athens after swimming through her college years in Charlotte, NC and has grown to love the Classic City primarily because the people are amazing. If you want to get to know her just ask!

  • RYAN STEFFES

    2ND YEAR INTERN | 

    God is fun.

  • SARAH COLWELL

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP + ENCOUNTER

    Sarah is a second year Discipleship and Encounter Intern. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Middle Grades Education. Sarah loves keeping up with the latest dance moves, turning normal situations into a song, and is confident that everyone should be celebrated like it's their birthday every day!!! Her heart cry looks like raising up younger generations to believe in the fullness of God, and equipping others to love the people around them the way Jesus did.

  • SARAH SHELNUTT

    2ND YEAR INTERN | FRESHLEY

    hometown: columbus, ga major: english favorite things: coffee, books, summer, naps, and snacks favorite part of Wesley: the culture of prayer most helpful gift to give me: hazelnut green mountain coffee k-cups and gift cards most loved places: Dahlonega, Athens, and Oxford, England most exciting thing about this year: watching students fully understand that they hear from God and that God hears them - no exceptions


  • SARAH THOMAS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | 

    Sarah is a second year intern from Dalton, GA. She enjoys long walks to the SLC and Taco Bell lunch. When she’s not busy listening to 2000’s country, you can find her bopping around Wesley in her favorite Dankso clogs sipping on a key lime Lacroix. 

  • SAVANNAH UGAN

    2ND YEAR INTERN 

    Savannah is a second year intern focusing on discipling, leading an Encounter small group, and following where the Lord leads her. She is an Emotional Intelligence coach with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Ask her about Mamma Mia, Ariana Grande, or Red Rising and you’ll get to see her light up with excitement.

  • SCOTTLYN JAMES

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DISCIPLESHIP + ADMINISTRATION

    Scottlyn is a second year Discipleship and Admin intern. If she’s not in the front office doing fun admin-y things, she is probably with one of her DT gals on the way to Starbucks to grab her fav drink: Trenta Very Berry Hibiscus with lite ice. She is passionate about people finding freedom and is always down for a conversation about how to give/save/spend money.

  • TANNER DAVIS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | DL + Missions

    Intellectual, artistic, athletic, and a foodie; otherwise, a modern day rennasaince man or at least if you are talking about medicine, tattoos, soccer, and chicken wings. Tanner could talk about it all, but he also loves to talk about his ministry areas. They hold a special place to him as they were the areas that he experienced the most life change while being a student at Wesley, and he wants to share those experiences with the students he encounters. 

  • TORI GRUBBS

    2ND YEAR INTERN | PRAYER, MISSIONS + ENCOUNTER

    Tori interns at Wesley because she really believes that this place is doing straight up kingdom work. She loves prayer, being blunt with people about how loved they are by God, being blunt about pretty much anything, food (particularly non-American foods), Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings, the church, history, and having good conversations with people. Honestly, Tori has many more things she is passionate about but that’s okay because the Lord blesses that and you can ask her about any of them, anytime!



first YEARS

FIRST YEAR INTERNING IS ALL ABOUT IDENTITY, WE AIM TO UNDERSTAND WHO GOD IS AND WHO HE MADE US TO BE AS HIS CHILDREN. 

  • Abby cooney

    1st year INTERN | connect

    Abby is a first year intern this year and is in the process of applying to nursing school. She enjoys MAMMA MIA (here we go again), friends, ice cream, and coffee. Abby thinks summer time is the best time and you could probably find her at the pool or beach with a book (or three). She loves people and hanging out so if you want to meet someone new go find her! She is a strong believer that God will change your life if you just let him.

  • alex hinton

    1ST YEAR INTERN | discipleship

    Alex is a first year Discipleship intern. He’s known for his witty puns and dad jokes, but that doesn’t define him entirely: in fact, he enjoys long walks on the beach and eating cereal for every meal. Alex is still taking classes to finish up his degree in International Affairs, so catch him on North Campus whenever he’s not jamming to Jesus tunes at Wesley!

  • alexis osborne

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect

    Alexis is a recently graduated, young non-professional. She believes that all dogs are good boys and every person is uniquely amazing. Come find her if you need a hug, a John Mulaney quote, or a reminder that you are more than enough.

  • amelia caldwell

    1ST YEAR INTERN | encounter outreach

    Amelia is a first year intern on Encounter. She is graduating in December with a degree in Human Development and Family Science. She is an avid lover of coffee, candles, and people stepping into who God has created them to be. In her free time you can catch her driving with her windows down, listening to podcasts, or petting the nearest dog.

  • austin allison

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect + youth

    Austin is a first year Connect and Youth Intern. He is a native of Cumming, GA and is a recent UGA graduate with degrees in Sport Management and Finance. He is an avid lover of all things Dawgs and Atlanta sports. If you’re ever looking for him, he’s probably either playing outside or curled up with a good book, and his love languages are ice cream and Cookout milkshakes.

  • avery orlans

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Freshley

    Avery is a first year intern who is passionate about leadership development, and eating pineapple on pizza. After a brief acting career (it was one time when he was 8 years old) on a TLC reality TV show, he decided to attend UGA where he studied Advertising and Religion. His hopes while interning are to gain experience in vocational ministry and he is excited to see what God continues to do in Athens, GA.

  • benjamin dejarnett

    1ST YEAR INTERN | missions + encounter outreach

    Benjamin recently graduated from UGA with a degree in Business Management and will be working with Missions and Encounter this year. He feels like you can tell all you need to know about a person from their top five movie list. 

    His top 5: 

    1. 10 Things I Hate About You

    2. About Time

    3. Crazy Stupid Love

    4. Baby Driver

    5. Interstellar


  • bonnie phillips

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Prayer

    Bonnie is a first year Prayer intern. She graduated this past May with a degree in Health and Physical Education. GO DAWGS! Bonnie is passionate about knowing and loving people in the middle of their mess. Her guilty pleasure is watching the Bachelor, the Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise with friends. Don't hate! She desires to live everyday in the 4th quarter and leave the world a better place than it was when she got here. If you see her around, come say hello! She loves you already!

  • brooke deloach

    1ST YEAR INTERN | crosstrainers

    Brooke is a first year CrossTrainers intern who is passionate about people experiencing the power of God's truth in their lives. People on CrossTrainers often refer to her as, “Brooks”, and she secretly loves it. Her love languages are acts of service and quality time, especially if the time passed involves riding horses or fishing. She is finishing her Human Development degree from UGA and wants to pursue a career as an adoption counselor (ask her about the movie Lion, but be ready to listen and watch the movie after). If you see her staring off into the distance, she’s probably thinking of witty jokes and making herself laugh.

  • cristina rosiles

    1ST YEAR INTERN | encounter outreach + sparrow's nest

    Cristina is a first year outreach and Sparrow's Nest intern. She recently graduated with a criminal justice degree with a minor in religion. She is passionate about seeing students walk into their identities as children of God and hopes to one day work with an inner city ministry to combine her passion of justice with her desire to see people encounter God. The easiest way to get to know her is ask her to coffee (she's obsessed!!), and she loves knowing people above anything else. She passionately and full-heartedly believes the best is always yet to come.

  • daniel pelham

    1ST YEAR INTERN | prayer

    Daniel Pelham is a prayer intern from the small town of Fitzgerald Georgia. Aspiring Dad comedian. Lebron James>Michael Jordan. Is scared of heights, but has been skydiving twice. Started a solar power flashlight company that failed miserably. For future investment opportunities contact me!

  • emily goldin

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Media

    Emily is a first year Media intern who is extremely passionate about creativity and exploring more of God in other cultures around the world. She graduated from UGA this past May with a degree in Art emphasized in Interior Design. A few things that make her pretty dang happy: being surrounded by her people, Mexican food, Australian shepherds and traveling. More than anything, her heart is for people to know freedom and that they have a powerful story to tell. 


  • emily helton

    1ST YEAR INTERN Sparrow's Nest, Prayer  +  FreshlEy Prayer Small Group Leader

    Emily is a first year Sparrow's Nest and Prayer Intern. She recently received her degree in Human Development and Family Science, and loves to simply sit with people and uncover the depths of their heart. She is passionate about truth, justice, and seeing people fully embrace freedom with the Father. You'll normally find her a Jit Joe's or Earth Fare in Five Points. If not writing, reading, or meeting with people, she is probably somewhere in the thick of God's creation taking it all in!

  • emma whitmer

    1ST YEAR INTERN Missions + Connect

    Emma is finishing up her degree in Human Development and Family Science and will (finally) be graduating this May!! She thrives off coffee, and her love languages involve snail mail, printed pictures, speaking Spanish, and any book she can get her hands on. She's an introvert at heart but loves getting to know anyone and everyone that comes to talk to her - whenever you're at Wesley, come find her!

  • hannah cole

    1ST YEAR INTERN Freshley

    Hannah is a first-year Freshley communications intern from Monroe, Georgia. On an average day, you can find her laughing on Twitter, playing/coaching volleyball, or spending time with friends, all with a Chick-fil-A cup in hand. On an above average day, you can find her exploring a new city or restaurant spot, watching a beautiful sunset and/or spending time with friends. On a pretty much perfect day, you can find her at her fav coffee shop either having quiet time or spending time with friends. She's really into spending time with friends.

  • hannah wauchope

    1ST YEAR INTERN Connect

    Hannah is a first year connect intern finishing up her last semester as a pre-nursing biology major at UGA. She could talk forever about scuba diving, national parks, conspiracy theories, coral reefs, and exactly how frosted mini wheats make up a balanced diet. Her bucket list is to one day hike the narrows at Zion and to drink tea on a rooftop in Israel with people she loves. Her dream is to become a pediatric nurse and to at some point do medical missions, but right now she can't wait for this year in Athens. Wesley is both where she was baptized and where she first encountered God, so it holds an enormous place in her heart.

  • jessica peavy

    1ST YEAR INTERN Worship

    Jessica is a first year Worship intern finishing her Advertising degree (fingers crossed graduating in May 2019). A few of her favorite things are taking long walks, jam sessions, playing volleyball and traveling! Her favorite country that she has visited is Iceland (ask her about it). This year she is expectant to see God move on campus and see students step into new freedom with Him.

  • kaitlin mcfarland

    1ST YEAR INTERN Discipleship

    Kaitlin is a first year Discipleship intern. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Computer Science, but her passion is for people. Her sweet spot is the intersection of people and technology, so she is working on the Wesley Discipleship App. She wears a mana-tshirt (tshirt with a manatee on it) on Mondays, and her dream is that others would join her!

  • kate hill

    1ST YEAR INTERN Discipleship

    Kate recently graduated from UGA with a degree in Psychology. Her perfect day would be a rainy day, a full Harry Potter marathon with sweet friends, tons of junk food & random dance breaks. She’s honored to work at Wesley & be a part of the ministry that changed her life. Kate’s most excited to walk with others in discovering their God-given identity and freedom in Christ.

  • katherine burnette

    1ST YEAR INTERN Freshley Connect

    Katherine (aka KB aka Kathy Rose) is a first year Freshley connect intern. She just graduated from uga with her masters of early childhood education, hoping to teach some munchkins in the future. KB loves to love people, and lives to call out their potential as sons and daughters of God. A few of her love languages are sunsets, chocolate chip brownies, and fuego flavored takis.

    fun fact: when she was 12, she fasted for justin bieber and miley cyrus to know the Lord
    word to describe herself: heliophile
    favorite scar: from a trashcan/mirror incident
    bible biology: laminin!!!!!

  • Katherine chesbro

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect

    Katherine is a first year Connect intern. She loves all outdoor activities, sports, photography, and hugs. She has a bad case of the travel bug and a weird obsession with trees and goats. In her free time, she likes to dream about ski slopes, listen to live music, and feature in raps with Sony Michel. If you can’t find her, it’s very possible that she ran away to the airport and forgot to tell anyone. 

  • katie pilson

    1ST YEAR INTERN Connect + Encounter

    Katie Pilson is a first year Connect + Encounter intern. Katie recently received a degree in Public Relations from UGA. Though always joyful because of Christ’s love, her spirit is most filled whilst eating chips and salsa among friends or wandering through the aisles of a bookstore. Katie’s biggest hopes for the year are that those around her will experience freedom from burdens they are not meant to hold and plans to explore learning the ukulele in her free time. 

  • kennedy browning

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Media

    Kennedy is a first year Media intern. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a degree in Entertainment & Media Studies. She loves a good meal with good company, going to the movies alone and daydreaming. If you're in the mood to explore a cool bookstore, she's your gal.

  • kourtney axelberg

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Media

    Kourtney Axelberg is a first year Media intern. She almost has a degree in graphic design, and she loves to dance :) 

  • macie vance

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Freshley

    Macie is a first year freshley intern that just graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Public Relations. When she’s not spending time with her favorite people, she’s probably working out or looking for the next spontaneous adventure. Things that bring her the most joy are her family, ice cream, traveling, nature, and jamming out to Taylor swift in her car. Her words to live by are “Make the most of every opportunity”. 

  • madeline current

    1ST YEAR INTERN | Media

    Madeline Current is a first year media and youth intern. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Entertainment & Media Studies and Religion. She is a connoisseur of all things flamin’ hot, is always down for a corndog, and was once told “See you tomorrow” by a cashier at Cook Out.

  • mary cate marchert

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect + encounter

    Mary Cate is a first year encounter and connect intern who just graduated with an animal science degree with an equine emphasis (so basically she never grew out of the horse girl phase) *heart emoji* *heart emoji* *horse emoji**crying emoji* . She is passionate about people desiring to have intimate relationships with Jesus, joy that isn't dependent on circumstance, God's faithfulness and drinking out of her disco ball cup. *100 emoji* *fire emoji* *fire emoji* *praise hands emoji* *star eyes emoji*

  • morgan attebery

    1ST YEAR INTERN | worship

    Morgan is a 1st year worship intern. She graduated in May from UGA with a degree in special education. In her very limited spare time, you can find her eating a corn dog, drinking Diet Coke, playing with her diva pup, Piper, or maybe all three at once! She is passionate about fighting for the people she loves and like a true female enneagram 8, she loves that Wesley gives her the freedom to have hard conversations while simultaneously loving people well

  • nate bramel

    1ST YEAR INTERN | media

    Nate is a first year intern from Roswell, Georgia. He focuses on podcasting for the media team and also serves as resident fusball expert. He loves bubble gum and learning how to hear God's voice. 

  • olivia hulse

    1ST YEAR INTERN | encounter + crosstrainers

    Olivia is a first year Encounter and Crosstrainers Intern. She graduated in May with an Early Childhood Education major. She likes watching dance videos on YouTube and can often be found "dropping it low". Noodles are at the top of her food pyramid, carrots are at the bottom, and squash is not even on it. Her current bop is "Shake It" by Metro Station. DM for more information.

  • rachel parris

    1ST YEAR INTERN | youth + advancement

    Rachel is a first year Youth & Advancement intern from Suwanee, GA and is currently a senior Marketing major at UGA. She has a passion for personality tests (she's an INFP), flavorless LaCroix, sales at urban outfitters (pray for her bank account), and for watching the people around her walk in the joy and freedom that God has for them!! Ask her about the time she shook Ryan Seacrest's hand on the French Riviera - it's a riveting story. 

  • reagan bocook

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect + FRESHLEY PRAYER SMALL GROUP

    Reagan is a 1st year Connect intern who gets the awesome privilege of also leading a Freshley prayer small group. She will finish up her degree in Nutritional Science in May and hopes to use it with her experience in ministry to open a free health clinic somewhere. If you need her, you can find her cruising in her car listening to music. She loves impressions and thinks her Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory is her best. Reagan hopes to see more of God’s heart for her and her people this year! 

  • ryan kiss

    1ST YEAR INTERN | discipleship

    Ryan Kiss is a first year Discipleship intern who is currently on that victory lap grind as a 5th year (it's an extra year of football so joke's on you) senior. He is working on a degree in Risk Management with a minor in Sports Management. He is pumped for another year in the greatest city and the best school in the nation while getting the opportunity to pursue something that he is passionate about as an intern at Wesley.

  • sam carroll

    1ST YEAR INTERN | media

    Sam Carroll is a person.

  • sam forbes

    1ST YEAR INTERN | media

    Sam is a first year media intern and graduated in May 2018 with a degree in marketing.
    She is a fan of iced coffee, avocados, sunsets, walks outside, summer time, the beach, going to bed early, & cats.
    Her dream job is to live in Hawaii and be a photographer.
    3 things you should know about God:
    He is constant
    He speaks to you
    He loves to make you smile

  • sarah savoie

    1ST YEAR INTERN | prayer

    Sarah is a first year Prayer intern. She will (hopefully) graduate in May with a degree in History. If you ever take a two hour car ride with her, you can be blessed with her full rendition of Hamilton, and you can also see her prized possession- her Jesus air freshener. If she ever goes missing from LeConte or Wesley, she can probably be found on East Campus roaming the Georgia Museum of Art or the Dodd. She is driven by God’s love and Dr. Pepper to let every person she interacts with know that they are seen, valued, and loved by God. 

  • savannah shaw

    1ST YEAR INTERN | media

    @savannahshawphoto

  • stephanie stewart

    1ST YEAR INTERN | crosstrainers

    Stephanie is a first year CrossTrainers intern who is passionate about warm flannels, good-smelling candles, and seeing God bring breakthrough and freedom to people struggling with mental illness. She recently graduated from UGA with a degree in psychology, and hopes to pursue a career in mental health counseling. Steph enjoys listening to others and listening to great music. If you ever need someone to talk to, she’ll listen, and if you ever need song recommendations, she’ll probably make you an entire playlist.

  • tara rollins

    1ST YEAR INTERN | connect

    Tara is a first year Connect intern. She graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Science Education with a biology emphasis. She plans to pursue a graduate degree and career in marine biology and conservation. Tara loves the Braves, running, hiking, adventure, painting, watching Friends and dogs (especially her golden retriever mix puppy named Murphy). Some things at the top of her bucket list are dive the Great Barrier Reef, watch a baseball game in every major league stadium, and visit a lot of national parks!

  • taylor savage

    1ST YEAR INTERN | prayer

    Taylor is a first-year Prayer intern. She graduated from UGA with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and one day hopes to become a Physician Assistant. She loves puppies, sunsets, mountains, lakes, good music, and movies (especially Harry Potter). She is passionate about reaching the nations (specifically unreached people groups) and hearing people’s stories and how they are uniquely created. She is excited to see what God does not only in the Wesley body but also across UGA campus this year!

  • tori kramer

    1ST YEAR INTERN | discipleship

    Tori is a first year discipleship intern. She is finishing up her final semester of undergrad with a degree in HDFS. At home she can 9/10 times be found taking a nap or with a book in hand (probably Harry Potter). But Wesley/Freshley is where she comes alive and she would LOVE to dance around the alleyway and/or have a conversation with you and get a glimpse into your dreams and passions. She is easily persuaded by a good musical, Taco Mac, and a late night ice cream run (seriously she has never turned down an ice cream run...) Above all she is most excited to see people step into healing and restoration this year!! 

  • trey grimm

    1ST YEAR INTERN | worship

    Trey is a first year worship intern. He is from the great city of Marietta and just graduated from Georgia College with a degree in marketing. He lives off of Chick-Fil-A and fruitful friendships and is always down for a guitar jam sesh. He is looking forward to making more friends in Athens and is excited to figure out how to navigate around the town. His motto is “be yourself, because everybody else is already taken.”