WILC Resident Director
Asti is the recipient of a Bachelors of Arts in Non-Profit Leadership from LaGrange College. Now, serving as a Global Mission Fellow with the General Board of Global Ministries, he is serving and sharing in ministry at Wesley of Kalamazoo. He’s looking forward to walking along students in a way that draws cultures together while cultivating an appreciation for differences. He believes that given our distinct differences, we remain whole in the body of Christ.
Jess Davenport is from the Midwest, and after spending a few years away, excited to make home in Kalamazoo. She received her MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary, which working at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. Prior to that, she was the associate director of the Illinois State University Wesley Foundation, her alma mater.
She is married to Torey, and they have a toddler named Tommy who keeps them busy.
In her spare time, she likes petting her sweet dog Opal, cooking, listening to podcasts, and working on her family’s fixer upper.
Jess is passionate about connecting young adults with a God who loves them beyond measure, and helping them find ways to live out how/where God is calling them.
Pastor Jess Davenport
Wesley Director and Campus Pastor
Calvin is the go-to person for all things maintenance at the Wesley Foundation. Calvin knows all of the ropes around Wesley and is always happy to lend a hand to those in need. For those looking for assistance, drop by Wesley anytime during in the early afternoon during the week, and you can find Calvin.
Samuel, from Midland, Mich., is a Junior studying Public Relations. He came to WMU with the goal of meeting new people from different places while using his personal and educational experiences to learn and grow. That mission brought him to Wesley, where he can continue putting his love and passion for people into action.
Head of Custodial Services
Social Justice Coordinator
My pronouns are she/ her/ hers. I am currently studying Art at Western Michigan University. I feel my calling is to use art as a outlet for self healing and expression for others. When I am done with school I hope to be able to work with children who have been through trauma. My hobbies are making art, watching movies and hanging out with my friends. I am still on the road to self discovery and fulfillment. I am open to learning more and more each day.
Board of Directors
The Wesley Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. This includes Alexandria Lueth, President; Gail Secord, Vice President; Derek Andree, Treasurer; Dr. Diane Owen-Rogers, Secretary; Pastor Jess Davenport, Director; and at large members Sarah House, and Rev. David Newhouse.
The Wesley Foundation is part of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Mon - Thurs: 9am - 4pm