Welcome to the Wesley Center at the University of Iowa

Wesley Center is a spiritual community for students with diverse experiences and backgrounds.  The Wesley Center invites students to be, belong, breathe, and be nourished—without qualification or reservation. We do that best at table, sharing our stories and finding connections, whether over coffee, homemade meals, or chocolate.  We let our questions lead us, expectant to discover Divine possibility in our midst.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently holding our programming either outdoors or online.  Masks are required at all in-person programming.  We look forward to  gathering indoors, without the heightened risk to the health of our students, staff, and neighbors when infection rates are lower.  Read more here.

In the spirit of Pentecost, we celebrate this opportunity to be made new. In order to free the Wesley Center to show up authentically, wholeheartedly and without reservation for all our students, we release our association with The United Methodist Church. Read the full announcement.

Wesley Foundation Iowa City Candle
Alyson Kuennen/Daily Iowan
photo credit: Alyson Kuennen/Daily Iowan

Weekly Events

Tuesday Table

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesdays during the academic year

“My story always intersects with your story when we linger long enough in the telling of truths that matter.”

While we love to gather for shared meals, these days Tuesday Table is meeting at various outdoor locations.  Share in conversation about spirituality, social justice, and living an engaged life that matters!



(Not Your Typical) Bible Study

Every Wednesday, 11:30 am - 12:30 am

Weekly Bible Study where we take the Bible far too seriously to take it literally, and wrestle together with the texts and our contexts.  This study includes non-students, bringing together widely varying perspectives as we learn from each other's experiences and from our encounters with the scriptures.


Join Us Online!

This semester some programming is being held online.  Please contact us at info@iowawesley.org or at facebook.com/iowawesley for connection information.

Help us create radically inclusive communities

If Wesley has been a part of your unfolding spiritual journey or you wish there had been a place like Wesley in your young adult life, please consider supporting our ministry financially.