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New director at Kalamazoo Wesley

Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation welcomes a new Campus Pastor, Jess Davenport, on July 9, 2018.

APRIL 30, 2018 | Kalamazoo, MI — The Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo is pleased to announce the name of the new Campus Pastor and Director, Jess Davenport. She will begin ministry on July 9th, 2018.

Jess Davenport

Jess is excited to return to the Midwest to work in campus ministry, her passion. The past few years she has been in Washington, D.C. and received her MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary.

During her time in D.C., she worked at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church as the Connections Minister. Prior to that, she worked as the Associate Director of the Wesley Foundation at Illinois State University.

Jess is married to Torey, whose hometown is Kalamazoo, and they have a one-year-old, Tommy. Jess loves working with students, has a passion for justice, and cannot wait to begin in ministry with the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo.

Davenport succeeds the Rev. Lisa Batten who begins ministry on July 1, 2018 as The Michigan Conference Coordinator of Young Adult Initiatives.


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