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  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.

 

Lauren can be reached at lbrheingans@gmail.com

 
 
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Jill Apple

Development Director

Jill Apple is delighted to serve as Development Director for the Wesley Foundation. Recently completing 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.

Ph; 612-234-1716, email: japple.wesleyumn@gmail.com

 

 

 

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 at lbrheingans@gmail.com

Follow Phoebe on Instagram @phoebe_rheingans

 

 

Board of Directors

Jeff Cadwell

cadwell.jeffrey@dorsey.com
Centennial UMC
Occupation: Attorney

Dave Knutson


Good Samaritan UMC
Occupation: Attorney

Amelia Buschena


Common Ground UMC
Occupation: Pastor

WILLIAM BONKOWSKE


Faith UMC, West St. Paul
Occupation: Medical Claims Manager

REV. CARL CASKEY


Northfield UMC
Occupation: Retired Pastor

As a former Wesley Foundation and United Ministries in Higher Education staff Director (1966-77) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, I have a deep commitment to the mission and success of Gophr Wesley

Mary Everley


Northeast UMC
Occupation: Director, Relocation Assistance Program, University of Minnesota and Director, Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Eric Forsberg


Spirit of Hope UMC
Occupation: Attorney

SALLY FRIISOE


Rosemount UMC
Occupation: Consultant, Retired R&D Leader

Doug HoffmaNN

The Well, A United Methodist Church (formerly Rosemount UMC)
Occupation: Director of Rules and Competitions, MN Golf Association

Rev. Wayne Walther

 

Finance Committee

Woodbury UMC
Occupation: Retired Pastor

Rachael Acevedo

 

Rev. Wayne Albertson

 

Richfield UMC

Occupation: Retired Pastor, West Ohio Annual Conference