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Campus Pastor

Rev. Mesick is campus pastor of the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at UD and maintains an office for his ministry among UD students in our facility.

Rev. Mesick was born and raised in Delaware and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. He has pastored at several churches and now serves the Wesley Foundation through Bible study, devotionals, student activities, service projects, and Newark UMC relations.


Janet Taylor-Smith - [email protected]

Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Janet is the Director of Development & Alumni Relations at the Wesley Foundation at UD. She keeps in contact with alumni and organizes events for the Wesley Foundation alumni, while building relationships with our supporters. 

Janet is a Delaware native and a two time UD alum. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education, and a master's in math education. After her classroom teaching, she also discovered a passion for promoting environmental awareness. She is currently the Creation Justice chair for the Pen-Del Conference. Combining her love of teaching & preserving the environment, she will now focus on the next generation of UD students. 


Megan Fuglestad Clara Kinken  
President - [email protected] Vice President - [email protected] Devotions Chair - [email protected]




Trevor Simmons Trinity Amankwa
Missions Chair - [email protected] Events Chair - [email protected]




Matt Stauffer - Chair - [email protected]

Mark Werrell - Vice Chair 

Allan Loomis - Treasurer

Chris Burket - Secretary

Rick Sullivan

Vicky Timmons

Jaynell Keely

Justin Pepper


Karen DeMonte, University of Delaware Faculty Advisor

Ruth Oatman, Liaison to Conference Board of Higher Education


Rev. Mary Catherine Miller, Pastor Newark UMC, ex-officio member

Rev. Joe Archie, District Superintendent, Wilmington District, ex-officio member

Rev. Brad Schutt, Char, Conference Board of higher Education & Ministry, ex-officio member

Rev. Ward Mesick, Campus Pastor, ex-officio member

Brooke Walker, Director, ex-officio member

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