Category : POTW

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Pastor of the Week: Craig Coe

By: Dezaray Barr — Craig Coe is the Pastor of Coulee Life Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and a minor in Church Music. From 2002 to 2004 and again from 2013 to 2015, Coe worked in the IWU Admissions Office as an Admissions

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Pastor of the Week: Rick Weesner

By: Emily Neideck — Rick Weesner is the pastor at Garrison Hills Wesleyan in Battle Creek, Michigan, a small church with a close-knit group of attendees. On top of his work as a pastor, Weesner runs an adoption ministry and is actively involved in the Wesleyan Church Campus Challenge scholarship program. Weesner felt his call

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Pastor of the Week: Dale Munsell

By: Dezaray Barr — Dale Munsell attended Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) in 1983 to work toward a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries. He spent some time studying in the FLAME program of the Wesleyan Church. He was ordained by the Wesleyan Church in August of 2005 and now serves as the Pastor of

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Pastor of the Week: Matt Carder

By: Dezaray Barr — Matt Carder graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a degree in Christian Ministries. He is currently is the lead and founding pastor of Commonway Church in Muncie, Indiana. Carder’s time at IWU was truly valuable to him and has heavily impacted his future. “My time at IWU really helped prepare

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Pastor of the Week: Dan Berry

By: Emily Neideck — Dr. Dan Berry is the District Superintendent for the South Coastal District of the Wesleyan Church. Before his position as District Superintendent, Berry served as a pastor in different churches in Pennsylvania, as the District Superintendent for the New England region of the Wesleyan Church and at a church in Warsaw, Indiana.

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Kent Bjurstrom: Pastor of the Week

By: Emily Lehner — Kent Bjurstrom is the Pastor of Student Ministries at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. He graduated from IWU in the Spring of 2005 with bachelors’ degrees in Business Administration and Communications (Public Relations). His decision to attend Indiana Wesleyan was effortless. He stated, “There was really no other place I wanted

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Alex Falder and Relational Evangelism (Pastor of the Week)

By: Emily Lehner — Alex Falder graduated from Lakeview Christian High School, and although it was a tough decision between Indiana Wesleyan and Taylor University, Falder chose Taylor University. His call to ministry goes back farther than college. Falder’s youth pastor was Charlie Alcock. Falder said, “My call to ministry was really felt during my

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Jeff Luedtke and The Branch (Pastor of the Week)

By: Emily Lehner — Jeff Luedtke is the Lead Pastor at Fairmount Wesleyan Church in Fairmount, Indiana. He is a 1996 Indiana Wesleyan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries, and a 2008 graduate with a master’s degree in Ministry with a Leadership emphasis. He stated, “My time at Indiana Wesleyan influenced everything about

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Marc Ulrich – Cultivating Hope (Pastor of the Week)

By: Emily Lehner — Marc Ulrich graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministries. During his four years at IWU, he married his wife, Heather, and the couple now has two sons, Shad and Carson. Although Ulrich grew up in Plymouth, Indiana, the family moved out-of-state for many years. Now,

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Matthew Barnes: Part 2, Chaplain of Indiana Statehouse (Pastor of the Week)

By: Heather Cox — Find Part 1 of Matthew Barnes’ story here: http://iwualumniblog.com/2017/05/pow-barnes-1   As Barnes’ job as Statehouse Chaplain progressed and evolved, it began to mean doing Bible studies with legislators, staffers and lobbyists. Since then, the Capitol has also brought on a women’s chaplain who does women’s Bible studies and ministers to all

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