Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Co-Director

Jennie Edwards Bertrand

Meet Pastor Jennie… It is a joy to serve as a Spiritual leader for this faith community. It is awesome to offer students a home-away-from-home. I love laughing, praying, worshipping and serving with young adults.   College was one of the most fun and most challenging times of my life, so I am honored to be here as a guide, mentor, and friend to college students today. The spiritual hunger young adults possess pushes me to continually grow in Christ…
Campus Minister

Luke DeLong

Meet Pastor Luke… Grace + Peace to you! I am ecstatic about the opportunity that I have to serve in campus ministry! It’s fascinating watching students engage with their faith and ask the difficult questions about what they believe, and don’t believe. I love watching the wheels turn in their heads as they examine and mull over the content I preach on, or teach in small groups. Outside of campus ministry, I have many passions. I love bodybuilding, reading, spending…
Office Assistant

Jeanie Pierard

Meet Jeanie… I have a degree in graphic design and worked for a marketing company for 10 years before taking time off to be at home with our two children. When our youngest started kindergarten, I decided it was time for me to return to the working world (at least part-time). I enjoy having the opportunity to continue to design marketing/fundraising pieces for ISU Wesley and keep the finances and other office tasks in order while having the flexibility to spend time with my family…
Intern

Erik Slingerland

Meet Erik… I’m incredibly excited to return to the staff here at ISU Wesley for a second year of interning! This will be my sixth year of being involved with the ISU Wesley Foundation (four years as a student and one year of interning while finishing classes), and I’m so grateful for every experience I’ve had here. ISU Wesley is where I experienced my call to ministry. I came into college planning to be an actuary at State Farm, but…
Exec Team

Exec Team

Meet the Exec Team… The Exec Team at Merge at ISU Wesley is given the most responsibility out of all of our student leaders. Volunteering 10+ hours a week to our ministry, the Exec Team provides a model of student leadership, which serves as an encouragement to the rest of our student body. The Exec Team play a pivotal role at Merge, and we are so lucky to have these wonderful students in our family! Pictured left to right: Katy…
Merge Leadership

Merge Leadership

Meet the Merge Leadership… The Merge Leadership team serves Merge at ISU Wesley up to 7+ hours each week. Within this specific team, these students take on various roles, such as: leading us in worship, lead small groups, and make sure that each week, we have a unique, beautiful, and sacred space to enter into for our worship service. The Merge Leadership team brings an amazing degree of creativity to our ministry, and we couldn’t do it without them! Pictured…
Discipleship Leadership

Discipleship Leadership

Meet the Discipleship Leadership… The Discipleship Leadership team volunteers 5+ hours a week to Merge at ISU Wesley. Within the Disciple Leadership team, each student dedicates time towards one of their specific passions, in turn providing leadership for the rest of our community. This team serves others by: planning and executing Spring Break tasks, leads outreach activities on the campus of ISU, leads weekly small groups, leads our social media and provides weekly blogs, and leads our 24/7 prayer room…
Belong Challenge+

Belong Challenge+

Meet the Belong Challenge+ Crew… The Belong Challenge+ team gives a minimum of 3 hours to Merge at ISU Wesley each week. This team was designed for students who wanted to serve on leadership, and discover what they are most passionate about along the way. The Belong Challenge+ team volunteers their time by: serving in our worship band, setting up and tearing down, and always being up for assisting in any way. We love our Belong Challenge+ team! Pictured from…