Haley has felt a persistent calling to college-campus ministries since her days as an undergraduate active in Baylor University’s campus ministries. After Baylor, Haley earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Brite Divinity School and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Religious and Culture at SMU, where she has also taught in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. As a student, minister, and activist, Haley has received several awards for her service and grants for her work for women’s rights in South Africa. Over the past few years, in addition to teaching, writing, and serving in vocational ministry, Haley has co-founded a grassroots movement called Christianity Is a Verb that seeks to encourage the marriage of faith and activism. Haley is most passionate about discovering the Divine in the voices, stories, and struggles that often get marginalized, forming self-giving and mutual relationships, helping young people find their voice to speak truth to power and grace to others, and working together to carry and transform each other’s messes and the messes of this world as Christ’s hands and feet. She is blessed to “explore the Infinite Abyss” of life with her son Christian and husband SB, and she is ineffably grateful and excited for this adventure with the Wesley Foundation!
After 10+ years in the petroleum and chemical industries, she joined the Wesley family in the position of Ministry Administrator. She was very excited to join the team at Denton Wesley, and she loves to meet all of the students that come through. She's enjoyed taking part in some of the ministries and activities that the organization offers, and is grateful for the purpose and fulfillment that she has found. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, watching movies, and crafting. She is secretly planning to redecorate the entire building, just as soon as enough people turn their backs.
Leah is the Financial Director of the Wesley. She graduated from Stephen F Austin Stat University with a BBA, majoring Accounting. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, David, for 30+ years. They have two daughters, Meredith and Mallory. Meredith recently graduated from Texas Tech with a BS and is currently cursing at the Texas Tech Health and Science Center. Mallory is studying Art & Technology at UTD. Leah has a passion for Christian care giving and serves the First United Methodist Church in Coppell as a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader.