Director, The Wesley Foundation at MSU

Overview: The Director will oversee all operations of the Wesley Foundation to include programming, administration and developing Christian leaders. The purpose of The Wesley Foundation is to build a community of Christ followers and develop principled Wesleyan Christian leaders.

Reports to:

Wesley Foundation Board of Directors and Kelly Carpenter of the Center for Leadership Development, North Texas Conference, UMC

Hours: Full time (depending on the applicant)

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Ministry to College Students:

• Develop, promote and coordinate a balanced program of activities and

discipleship to college students.

• Involve students and student leaders in outreach programs that are both evangelistic and missional.

• Plan monthly activities to involve students in programs of the Wesley Foundation including, mission, bible study, and leadership development.

• Be available evenings and weekends for university and church activities; schedule office hours and availability.

• Provide pastoral care to college students as needed.

• Support students in their college life and their faith journey with Christ.


Ministry Leadership:

• Encourage student leadership to strengthen attendance, organize events, and promote bible study.

• Enlist a balance of men and women for members of The Wesley Board.

• Attend board meetings and provide evidence of nurturing the spiritual growth and discipleship of participants in the ministry of the Wesley.

• Provide training opportunities in church and/or at state and national levels.


Education and Experience:

• College degree in related field; seminary education a plus.

• Strong church references.

• Experience on church staff preferred.


• Draw up a yearly budget for with board members and submit to Conference.

• Keep detailed records for accounting purposes.


• Attend yearly North Texas Annual Conference.

• Have a clean driving record in order to drive The Wesley van.

• Training, ministry opportunities and other events or activities.

Other Responsibilities:

• Active member of the United Methodist Church.

• Desire to make disciples and profess their faith.

• Love for college age young adults

• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


To apply for this position, please send resume and references to Kelly Carpenter at