What is the Wesley Foundation?
  • We are the Campus Ministry of The United Methodist Church in ministry with students and young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

  • We are a welcoming, progressive ministry working to build community and a safe space for young adults to share their faith, ask questions, and talk about God.

  • We welcome all persons and recognize them as unique and sacred children of God.

  • Our name comes from John Wesley, who founded “Methodist” campus ministry in the 1700s at Oxford, England.


Our mission and purpose are to offer young adults a place to belong in community, where they can grow in faith, encounter the holy in worship, and serve others in the name of Jesus Christ.

What we do?
  • We are committed to welcoming all students in a safe place where we can share our faith, our questions, and our doubt.

  • We laugh and we cry.

  • We put our faith in action through service to the community in a variety of ways.

  • We dive into book, Bible and topical studies.

  • We worship together, pray together, and share our lives.

  • We play through game-nights, laser tag, ski days, hiking and other fun stuff.

  • We seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).

The Wesley Foundation here in Laramie? 

Rev. Debra Juarez is the director of the Wesley Foundation in Laramie.  Originally from the Denver area, she’s been in Laramie almost five years and loves it here.  She has a Master of Arts in Religion from the Iliff School of Theology and spent many years in youth ministry at churches in Denver. Campus Ministry is her dream job. 

Looking at the upcoming semester in Fall 2022, the Wesley Foundation will have a new director. Rev. Debra will be stepping down from the Wesley director position, and though we are sad to see her leave, we are thankful for everything she has done for us.  

Want to learn more or have questions? 

Feel free to contact Debra at dl_juarez@msn.com to find out more about Wesley 

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