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MEET THE STAFF

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Glen Robyne

Campus Pastor

Glen is Director of Wesley Foundation at Purdue. 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 hiking 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. As we seek to be the spiritual community, we are called to be.

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Desiree Keiper

Business Administrator

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.

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Abe Zaragoza (He / Him)

Communications Specialist

After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology, Abe began sharing his gifts with ministry at Purdue. As the Communications Specialist, he hopes to be able to share Wesley’s story with the community at Purdue. Abe is also passionate about using his multi-media design skills to help Wesley’s ministries flourish. His favorite moments at Wesley include playing ultimate frisbee and helping with Winterization! Outside of Wesley, Abe stays active in his discipline by working with other organizations in Greater Lafayette as a freelancer. You can easily find him enjoying video and board games at Wesley or recreation with friends at Purdue!  

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Mack Owings (they/them or he/him)

Associate Pastor

Pastor Mack comes to Wesley Foundation with a passion for youth and LGBTQ ministry. They graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in May of 2021 with a Master of Divinity, and then moved to Lafayette with their fiancée, Monica. Pastor Mack grew up United Methodist in a small town in Indiana, where they enjoyed playing soccer, softball, and even the cello. They attended the University of Indianapolis planning to become a physical therapist, but in their junior year, heard God's call into full-time ministry and changed their major. You can often find Pastor Mack downstairs enjoying the cereal bar or out on the deck. They are always down for a good board game or video game, and you may convince them to GM a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Pastor Mack leads our LGBTQ student group, Love Always Wins, as well as our Global Connections meal.

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Glynn Gallaway

Ministry Intern

Glynn graduated from Purdue in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has been active at Wesley since her freshman year. Glynn is from Fariview, Texas and has been active at her home church, First UMC Allen, her whole life. While at Purdue Glynn studied abroad in Hannover, Germany for 7 months during her junior year, and she is plans to return to do research in Tissue Engineering in the spring. Glynn is passionate about student outreach and connecting with new students, which she hopes to bring to her role as intern. Her favorite Wesley memories include playing ultimate frisbee and watching the bachelor in the basement.