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Glen is Co-Director of Wesley Foundation at Purdue. He also serves part-time at First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette as Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Youth (let him know if you feel called to work with youth!). He's a tall goofy guy who likes all things recreation. If you hang around him very long he will convince you to play Wallyball or Ulitmate Frisbee during the semesters. During the breaks he continues his recreational ways skiing with students in Colorado and bicycling on our week-long Bikers for Jesus. At the drop of a hat, he will go with you on a mission trip just about anywhere in the country or world. Never at a loss for words, he also loves good conversation both in small groups and one-on-one.
Lana is Campus Pastor and Co-Director with Glen (Yes, they're married!). Lana also serves part-time as Pastor of Spiritual Formation (Adult Ed and Missions) at First United Methodist Church. She enjoys meeting new people, exploring questions they have about inter-faith dialogue, cross-cultural relations, environmental issues, Africa, missions, gender-issues, history, theology, and the Bible, and leading retreats in Mother Nature. She loves experiencing other cultures and traveling the world, reading, watching movies, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and cycling in the beautiful outdoors.
Desiree chose to work at Wesley Foundation because of its core mission to create a strong nurturing community for students that is centered on faith in God. She says, “It is inspiring to see the students learn and grow in their faith as they strive to make a difference in the community by serving others and being great role models in Christ. Being a part of this wonderful support system during such an essential time in the students’ lives as they prepare to go out into the world is a rewarding benefit!” When not at Wesley, Desiree is a Ballroom dance teacher. She also loves to volunteer as the production choreographer for St. James School musicals. In 2015, she ranked among the top two Indiana couples in the Professional Open Smooth Ballroom Competition circuit. For the past 12 years Desiree has been a member of the Lafayette community with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, and Jerry the chinchilla. Desiree is a devoted mother, dancer, and staff member of the Wesley Foundation at Purdue.