I have always been grateful for the spirit of acceptance and hospitality at Wesley. As a student in the early 2000s, Wesley provided a safe and comforting space that reminded me of home. Later in my life, when I moved back to Iowa City with my young family, Wesley was one of the first places I sought for spiritual community. Even though I wasn’t a student, the people at Wesley welcomed me, played with my kids, and held my new baby so I could listen during Bible study or have a cup of coffee on the couch. I feel honored to still be connected to the Wesley Center, and in the past few years I’ve witnessed the ways that Wesley continues to be a light in students’ lives. Students come for genuine connection, a place to wonder and ask questions, to listen and be heard, to belong and be loved, and to enjoy each other and this life together. I regularly witness Anna and Sean holding gracious space for students and facilitating a sense of home that students clearly find comforting. As a mom, knowing that one day my own kids will venture out on their own, I find a lot of comfort and peace knowing that places like the Wesley Center exist.
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