Missions Program

Each spring break, students enthusiastically heed His divine call to service. Working together and alongside faculty leaders, students develop spiritual leadership while cultivating a Biblical world view. The Wesleyan community is strengthened through these shared student and faculty service experiences.
The Wesleyan Missions program is designed to parallel the overall mission of the school by providing students opportunities to explore their faith in Christ through service to other cultures.
What began as 2 trips to 1 location with 22 students and 6 faculty members, the missions program has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2000. The program's success is due to an overwhelming amount of support and encouragement, both prayerfully and financially, from the Wesleyan community.

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  • 35

    Locations Served
  • 900

    Student Participants
  • 190

     Faculty Participants

2019 Mission Trip Teams

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  • Atlanta

    Our main focus is to be with refugees and their families, to hear their stories, and to learn about the community of Clarkston. This is an incredible multi-cultural experience where you will have opportunities to work with both kids and adults in a variety of settings including kids camps, VBS, light work projects, and refugee resettlement ministries.

    Dates: Saturday, March 16th to Thursday, March 21st

    Kali Sessions
    Bradley Gossett

    Assistant Leaders:
    Sara Bachtel
    Acacia Kelly

    Anna Balch
    Niles Boyd
    Caroline Burke
    AC Carter
    Grace Eversbusch
    Lindsay Goddard
    Tori Hedlund
    Samuel Johnson
    Mary Ann Manley
    Jack Norris
    Gabby Oakes
    Jeremiah Simmons
    Lizzy Stainback
    Sophie Zetzsche
  • Bulgaria

    We will go into the local high schools to teach English and build relationships. We may be asked to help with small painting or work projects. We will host YoungLife clubs while we are there each night. This trip includes work with young children and high school aged students, and often presents opportunities to share the gospel in the context of new relationships.

    Dates: Friday March 15th - Saturday March 23rd

    Glenn Archer
    Lacy Gilbert

    Assistant Leaders:
    Joseph Cooper
    Jennifer Copeland

    Patterson Beaman
    Wyatt Copeland
    Hunter Darsey
    Chloe Hangartner
    Elise Harper
    Hampton Henderson
    Rachel Hudson
    Haden Jones
    Kris Laurite
    Izzy Moratti
    Jennifer Nolan
    Will Parrish
    Hannah Steiner
    Emma Symonds
    Jamarcus Turner
    Jackson Walls
    Abby Weatherly
    Holden Wilder
  • Chattanooga

    Wesleyan will send an 8th grade team to Chattanooga, TN, in partnership with Son Servants and Widows Harvest Ministries. Students spend time interacting with widows in need of help in and around their home. Projects vary from construction, cleaning, light repairs, and yard work. Most importantly, students will meet a widow and serve at her home for a majority of the week to build a lasting and impressionable relationship. In the evening, the team will hear from people in the Chattanooga area who are dedicated to the Biblical call to serve others and care for the widows and orphans in society. This year we will be working to help the women cook healthy meals for themselves.

    Dates: Sunday March 17th - Friday March 21st

    Faculty Leaders
    Brian Krehmeyer
    Meg Brooks

    Assistant Leaders:
    Kaile Deloney
    Blake Edwards
    Cara Grace Hildebrand
    Shelley Noble
    Ahreum You

    Nishu Afobunor
    Mary Ortwein
    Jamie Roberts
    Tyler Sturtevant
    Kate Adent
    Morgan Akin
    Aubrey Alecxih
    Hannah Bennison
    Kendall Bowen
    Caitlin Bridgers
    Thomas Chipman
    Grace Compton
    Morgan Damm
    Anslee Davidson
    Hannah Fears
    Kensington Freeman
    Carter Hayes
    Maria Hill
    Savannah Johnson
    Anna Kennedy
    Joe Laurite
    Luke Marshall
    Elsa Moore
    Jennifer Noel
    Lily Nydam
    Ireland Riley
    Jake Rodenhiser
    Austin Salsbury
    Robert Scheer
    Annie Venkatesan
    Paul Weidle
    Mary Margaret Woods
  • Costa Rica

    We will work with Hope Partners as they try to break the poverty cycle in San Jose. We will partner with schools and churches in the area and give them resources to help improved their day to day lives. We will provide food, building improvements, and give of their time to make the kids of San Juan feel loved and valued. There is some light construction and painting coupled with lots of time with the children to attend these schools.

    Dates: Saturday March 16th - Saturday March 23rd

    Chris Paroli
    Ame Conley

    Assistant Leaders:
    Meredith Jamieson
    Franklin Pridgen
    Ellen Riggins

    Josh Aspinwall
    Bella Barnes
    Trent Bartlett
    Megan Bielan
    Ashley Cowart
    Monica Delmonte
    Ashley Doran
    Isaiah Erb
    Ansley Feininger
    Kati Gustafson
    Hannah Hummel
    Preston Jones
    Chris O'Sullivan
    Sophie Parsonnet
    Andrew Pridgen
    Drew Shaffer
    Will Stakel
    Daniel Woods
    Liza Yates
  • Dominican Republic - Makarios

    We serve with Makarios School playing with kids, leading chapel, and helping with art projects. You will have the opportunity to work with students of all grades while showing them the love of Jesus. What Makarios finds most important is sharing the love of Jesus with these students by sharing the gospel, providing them with meals, and meeting the students’ educational needs. We will get to work alongside former Wesleyan teacher, Adrienne Christian during this trip. We also have the opportunity to visit the communities served by Makarios to invest in relationships with the families of students.

    Dates: Saturday March 16th - Saturday March 23rd

    Jason Scheer
    Megan Trotter

    Assistant Leaders:
    Chris Encinas
    Orlena Encinas
    Brittany Stevens

    Connor Beaty
    William Bruehl
    Annie Cowart
    Jack Godfrey
    Ansley Harper
    Mikayla John
    Robert Johnson
    Sims Johnson
    Riley Keller
    Jamie LaFramboise
    Miller Louthan
    Javy Martinez
    Betsy McDaniel
    Adyson Means
    Michael Mele
    Julian Mola
    Ben Smoke
    Taylor Strohmeier
    Grace Tyler
    Caroline Willis
  • Dominican Republic - SCORE

    To support and serve alongside missionary family Craig and Joanna McClure in San Jose, Dominican Republic. San Jose is a small community that the McClures have planted a church in. The girls focus on relational ministry, play with children, deliver supplies to neighboring villages, experience a “day in the life” with various women from the church, and share testimonies with the women. This year we will work with Kids around the World to build the McClure family a playground on their property where many kids come after school to play and spend time as a community.

    Dates: Saturday March 16th - Saturday March 23rd

    Corrie Nash

    Assistant Leaders:
    Brooke Dant
    Sarah Peebles

    Ellie Archer
    Riley Bingham
    Lucy Cook
    Olivia Curran
    Abi Emmelhainz
    Meg Healy
    Elsah James
    Palmer Louthan
    Lizzie Middleton
    Emma Nydam
    Trinity Russo
    Nea Sanders
    Kat Saylor
    Callie Weaver
  • Ecuador

    Our focus of the trip is to work alongside Pastor Manuel and his family to bring the Gospel to the Ecuadoreans who live in rural villages in the Andes Mountains. This is a beautiful experience where you get to love and share the gospel with the “forgotten people” in the mountain regions of Ecuador. They are forgotten by the Ecuadorians who have moved their lives to the cities and are ridiculed for continuing with their traditional customs. It is incredible to show these people the love of Jesus and to share with them that they are known, seen, and loved by the creator of the universe.

    Dates: Friday March 15th - Saturday March 23rd

    Emily Zavitz

    Assistant Leaders:
    Alex Bufton
    Brittney Caudell
    Shannon Smith

    Siobhan Davenport
    Marge Dudley
    Ellie French
    Lauren Hill
    Jahni Kerr
    Kate Lalley
    Maren LaValle
    Kenzie Luke
    Morgan Massie
    Kensie Pierce
    Maddie Plunk
    Lindsay Rappe
    Maggie Rheudasil
    Claire Schaller
    Savannah Sommer
    Anna Turner
    Whitaker Welch
    Bryn Alecxih
  • Guatemala

    Guatemala partners with the pastors in surrounding villages to set up medical clinics. The churches use this as an outreach ministry to go into their community to find families in need of medical treatment. Dr. Alb and his team of doctors and dentists then treat the patients. As they are waiting for medicines or treatments, the counseling groups have a chance to pray with the families and share the gospel. Our students work directly with the doctors and dentists, filling prescriptions in the pharmacy, helping the children’s ministry, or sitting in the counselling groups. It is an excellent opportunity to see the medical ministry at work but also see the miracles that prayer can provide.

    Dates: Saturday March 16th - Saturday March 23rd

    Dawson Zimmerman
    Cameron Alexander

    Assistant Leaders:
    Andrew Blackburn
    Julie Rosenkranz
    Meagan Brooker

    Mark Baisier
    Emily Becker
    Beau Blanton
    Alex Cope
    Ansley Cotter
    Aubrey DeAugustinis
    Amanda Doane
    Sam Ewing
    Julian Fernandes
    Ashwin Gidwani
    Anastasia Johnston
    Paris Kidder
    Jonathan Lopez
    Lindsey Mains
    Matthew Plunk
    Sarah Shin
    Max Smith
    Braden Thorne
    Laura Von Bargen
  • Jamaica

    Spending a week in Harmons, Jamaica will allow students to immerse themselves in the culture and community of this small, rural village in the mountains of the island. Throughout the week ample opportunity for developing relationships with local residents will be provided while team members are also fully engaged in service. Opportunities for connections include building houses, visiting the infirmary, eating dinner in a local home, engaging in community life, supporting the schools, and much more.

    Dates: Sunday March 17th - Sunday March 24th

    Andy Randrup

    Assistant Leaders:
    Garrett Adams
    Matthew Means
    Jeff Pettit

    David Anderson
    Parker Bowen
    Will Bryson
    Joe Chatham
    Kyle Cleveland
    Ethan Conley
    Liam Coxhead
    Stevie Crawford
    Cardo Gottlich
    Hunter Haran
    JD Kavel
    Sam Lambert
    Harrison Larner
    JR Martin
    Will Miller
    Josh Morris
    Wood Reeves
    Jacob Walton
    Jared Wildermuth
  • Puerto Rico

    We will work together to aid the people of the towns with hurricane relief. We will be doing small work projects & spending time praying with the people. We will have the opportunity to help families, churches, and schools as they work to rebuild their lives after the devastating hurricane last year.

    Dates: Sunday March 17th - Saturday March 23rd

    Jeff Plunk
    Jennifer Plunk

    Assistant Leaders:
    Scott Schroer
    Laura Siron
    Maggie Smith

    Ryan Anderson
    Lanni Brown
    JD Chipman
    Carmen Cook
    George Doane
    Caroline Hayes
    Ally Jones
    Quinn Kaloper
    Grace Kennedy
    Rachel McFarland
    Clara Ortwein
    Ellen Otterbach
    Izzy Rodriguez
    Jana Smith
    Matthew Stainback
    Charlie Taylor
    Colton Villa
  • South Africa

    This trip provides a variety of ministry experiences, including VBS/Sports camps at local pre-schools, youth ministry with high school students, door-to-door prayer and evangelism in townships, and light construction at GodFirst’s new church facility. There are also opportunities to experience the culture, history, and natural beauty of South Africa through various excursions and day trips.

    Dates: Friday May 31st - Tuesday June 11th

    Greg Lisson
    Jennifer Pinkett Smith

    Assistant Leaders:
    Jamie Hemken
    Ted Russell
    Mary Stephenson

    MK Adams
    Bryn Alecxih
    Reese Alecxih
    Will Alexander
    Grace Bowling
    Beau Brown
    Karrington Duggins
    Noah Fears
    Madison George
    Katherine Graddy
    Nicholas Hess
    Allie Holmes
    Jayla Jones
    Izzy Martin
    Emma-Kate Means
    Alex Morgan
    Annelise Onorato
    Jacob Price
    Donovan Simmons
    Sydney Stirling
    Reece Holbrook