Our Staff

Our Staff

Lisa Batten, Director and Campus Pastor

Lisa is a 1987 graduate of Ferris State University and a 2004 graduate of Western Michigan University. She has been married for 26 years to her husband Jim and has three children: Kaleb, Elizabeth, and Colin. Lisa leads worship, develops leaders, leads Bible study, and enjoys stoop sitting at Wesley.

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Gail Dorstewitz, Office AdministratorGail

Gail graduated from the University of Capetown. She has been married for 21 years and has two children: Adam and Lily. Gail works with Lisa and Sarah with Wesley’s fund development and office administration.

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Sarah1Sarah DeHaan, Office Assistant

Sarah, a current student at Western Michigan University, works with Gail and Lisa around the office with various tasks, such as building  reservations, fund development, and ensuring a safe and hospitable environment.

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CalvinCalvin, Head of Custodial Services

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.




JenniferJennifer Douglas, Resident Director of the Wesley Intentional Living Community

Jennifer establishes our small groups at Wesley and plans awesome retreats. She also strives to build community at the WILC. Jennifer loves listening to music and traveling. She also enjoys nature, baking and spending time with friends.

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NeilNeil Jansen, Music Director

Neil directs the Praise Band, for the TGiT worship service and musicians for the Soul Feast service. He also plans worship.  Neil loves working with others to make music!

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14274413_1206770782706898_810148957_oWil Smola, PR Coordinator

Wil is the master of all communication. Do you have stills for advertising or graphic design? Contact Wil to see how you can help!

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9-1-15 Ivan MartinezIvan Martinez, Social Justice Coordinator

Ivan has a passion for Social Justice Issues. If you want to learn more about making lasting change for all people, contact Ivan for more opportunities.

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Sam LeeSam Lee, Service Opportunities Coordinator 

Sam connects students with opportunities to serve in the community, nationally, and internationally. Let Sam know where you are interested in serving or join her for a service opportunity, like the Kalamazoo Free Store.

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JaneaJanea Wayne, Hospitality Coordinator

Jared coordinates fun and welcoming meals and events. Janea is looking for help serving food, plan fun events, and be in community with each other.  If you have a passion for planning and fun, contact Janea!

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JessicaJessica Ivey, Worship Coordinator

Jessica coordinates the weekly TGiT and Soul Feast Services. Jessica works with Neil and Janea to ensure that the twice weekly services run smoothly and are a welcoming and inclusive place for all people! Contact Jessica if you are looking to help with Worship Coordination!

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MollyMolly Smucker, Sustainability Coordinator

Molly is in charge of all thing Sustainability at the Wesley Foundation. Molly does a lot of work in the Wesley Garden, as well as the general permaculture around the property of the building. Molly loves connecting with the earth, her community, and animals through a permaculture approach of spreading compassion, sustainability, and health.

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IMG_2875Francis Kamuhanda, International Student Outreach Coordinator

Francis is a 2002 graduate from Makerera University in Uganda where he graduated with a bachelor’s in Education. He is currently a graduate student at Western Michigan University working on his master’s in Human Resource Management. As the International Student Outreach Coordinator, Francis works with international students at WMU to invite them to partake in all things Wesley, creating more diverse, welcoming environment!

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Board of Directors

The Wesley Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.  This includes Debra Lindstrom, President; Gail Secord, Vice President; Tracy Farnsworth, Treasurer; Lisa Batten, Director; and at large members Sarah House, Diane Owen-Rogers, Tracy Farnsworth, Tom Lundquist, Don Weave, Paul Van Westrienen, Gail Secord, Blair Cutler, Jerry Ditto, Debra Lindstrom, Derek Andree, and Rev. David Newhouse.

The Wesley Foundation is part of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.


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