Pastors’ statements on inclusiveness.

The Wesley Foundation is the campus ministry of the United Methodist Church and Cullowhee UMC. It is approaching its 75th anniversary of work with the students of Western Carolina University. The ministry and students have been a champion for civil rights, social justice, and loving their neighbor during regular days and during many times of trial and tribulation throughout our country’s turbulent 20th and 21st century history.

Now we face new adversity that comes from within our own denomination. Let it be known that we will continue to be the same welcoming body of Christians where every person who comes to this place is welcomed, loved, and honored similarly. Every person will be valued for being a child of God. Considering full equality and inclusion; EVERYONE will have opportunities to grow closer to God through worship, study, and prayer, enjoy the fellowship of other students and church members, and contribute to their community and ministry. The Wesley Foundation has been and always will remain a campus ministry for ALL students.

Jay Hinton, Campus Minister/Director


Statement coming soon from

Mitchell Boughman, Pastor