Our Staff

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Rev. Lauren Rheingans

Campus Minister

Lauren Rheingans is thrilled to join the Wesley Foundation as Campus Minister. Originally from Illinois, Lauren first discovered the life-changing potential of campus ministry as a college student at North Central College in Naperville, IL.  Lauren is a provisional United Methodist deacon. UMC deacons are clergy who seek to connect the church and the world through ministries of justice, compassion, word, and service. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lauren found her true ministry passion in campus ministry. She especially enjoys journeying with students as they strive to form their identities and claim their faith as their own. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys music, theater, reading, and crafting. Lauren and her husband, Adam, also enjoy exploring the beauty of nature in their new state. They attend Centennial United Methodist Church St. Anthony Park Campus in St. Paul.

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Jill Apple

Development Director

Jill Apple is delighted to serve as Development Director for the Wesley Foundation. Prior to assuming this position in November of 2017, she served a three-year term on the Wesley Foundation Board of Directors. Jill is passionate about supporting the mission of campus ministry. She loves exploring the intersections of faith, vocation, and education and valued her experience working with students in their ministry discernment process in her Admissions role at Luther Seminary.  Jill is well-known in the college admissions and college counseling profession both in Minnesota and nationally through her work at St. Paul Academy and Summit School and her leadership in the Minnesota and National Associations of College Admissions Counseling. Jill and her husband Scott attend Advent United Methodist Church where they are very active in many ministries. They also love riding their tandem bicycle around the Twin Cities and sharing stories about their favorite bike routes.

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Office Phone: 612-234-1716

 

 

Student Leaders

Lily Dunk
Co-President

Lily is a junior studying Psychology and Computer Science. Her heart is in Chicago even though she grew up in Suburbia, USA. She loves reading books, chatting over cocoa, and writing readable and well-documented code. One day she aspires to dismantle the white supremacist heteropatriarchy with the love of Jesus and own at least one very large dog.
 

Katie Feuell
C0-President

Katie is a Junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in  Spanish Studies. Katie is originally from Plymouth, MI,  In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, listening to music, and adventuring around the city with her friends. Katie's favorite thing about Wesley is that It's such a supportive and caring environment.

 

 

 

Jane Bollweg

Community Development

Jane is a junior studying dance and English, and from Eden Prairie, about 25 minutes outside of the Twin Cites.  When she’s not dancing or reading, she is finding good books and coffee shops.  She loves listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the Twin Cities.  I’m looking forward to the new school year and growing the Wesley community even more!

 

Brenna Ledesma

Treasurer

Brenna is a transfer student from Wisconsin. She is currently a junior studying Accounting, while many people react with an “ew” she enjoys the satisfaction of things balancing and there being an answer and a way to analyze everything. When Brenna isn’t in the library she also enjoys tap dancing, adventuring, campfires, and talking to strangers!

 

Sheridan Swee

VP of Financial Administration

Sheridan is a junior studying political science, Spanish and Portuguese studies, global studies, and Arabic. She loves coffee, chatting with people, books, news, traveling, cute shoes and spending time with members of the Wesley Foundation. Sheridan is excited to be a part of Wesley’s leadership, and looks forward to continuing the community’s values of inclusivity, acceptance, social justice and faith.

 

 

Meghan Rhoades

Worship Officer

Meghan is a freshman majoring in Piano Performance and Linguistics here at the U. Although she's often busy rehearsing and practicing, she loves hanging out with the Wesley crew, finding fun things to do in the Twin Cities, and getting to know lots of new people! She's very excited to help Wesley grow and interact with the campus community during the school year! 

Phoebe Rheingans

Intern for Canine Ministries

Phoebe is excited to get to work cheering up students who need some dog time when college gets stressful. In her spare time, she enjoys napping, sniffing things, visiting the local dog park, and rolling in the grass. To schedule a meeting with Phoebe, please contact her human Lauren.

Follow Phoebe on Instagram @phoebe_rheingans

 

 

Board of Directors

Elected Officers

david knutson

BOARD CHAIR

Occupation: Attorney, Director of Training Employer: Minnesota Public Defenders Church: Good Samaritan UMC

Doug hoffmann

BOARD VICE-CHAIR

Occupation: Director of Rules and Competition Employer: Minnesota Golf Association
Church: The Well - Rosemount

Wayne albertson

treasurer

sally friisoe

BOARD SECRETARY

Occupation: Pastor Employer: Retired - West Ohio Annual Conference Church: Richfield UMC

Occupation: Senior Consultant Employer: Lee Hecht Harrison, Independent Senior Global Leader
Church: The Well - Rosemount

Committee Chairs

REV. AMELIA BUSCHENA

PERSONNEL CHAIR

Occupation: Pastor
Employer: Common Ground UMC, Cambridge

JEFF CADWELL

finance chair

Occupation: Attorney. Employer: Dorsey and Whitney Church: Centennial UMC - Roseville



board members

rachael acevedo

Occupation: Facilities Engineer Employer: Boston Scientific Church: University Baptist Church

marcia alexander

Occupation: Financial Planner Employer: Thrivent Financial Church: Epworth UMC

 

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neil carlson

Occupation: Industrial Hygienist Employer: University of Minnesota Church: Faith UMC - St. Anthony

Rev. Wayne Walther

Occupation: Retired pastor

Employer: Minnesota Annual Conference

Church: The Grove, Woodbury

rev. carl caskey

Occupation: Retired pastor, campus minister. Employer: Minnesota Annual Conference Church: Northfield UMC

Eric Forsberg

Occupation: Attorney

Employer:

Church: Spirit of Hope UMC