Our Directors hold long-term positions at Wesley here in Milledgeville. An important aspect of their roles is creating and shepherding long-term vision. Directors oversee leadership development, discipleship, Freshley, and our weekly Wednesday services.
Tate is the Director of the Georgia College Wesley Foundation. He is married to Ashley Welling, and together they have five kids - Brylee (12), EllieAnn (9), Kate (5), Hallie (2), and Ryder (born October 2023)!
Tate graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Journalism - Advertising and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity.
Tate loves golf, making people laugh, and making breakfast for his four girls before work every morning. He spent his college years involved at UGA Wesley where he worked with their worship and small group ministries.
Media, Finances/Fundraising, Coffee House, & Freshley
This is Jenna's third year on staff, her first year as an Associate Director. She graduated from Georgia College in December 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She's from Loganville, GA and has been part of Wesley since 2019 when she began serving as a media and Freshley leader.
She loves discipling girls, working in the kitchen at Coffee House, event planning, and organizing.
Discipleship, Worship/Production, & LEAD team
Mackenzie is in her third year as a Associate Director. She's from Valdosta, Georgia. She graduated in December 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and previously served two years as a Coordinator.
Mackenzie loves hanging out with students, making drinks at Coffee House, and watching students step into their fullest potential!
Freshley & Outreach
Tony is in his second year on staff with Wesley, his first year as Associate Director. He's from Greenville, SC. He graduated from Georgia College in May 2022 with a B.A. in Management with a certificate in Non-Profit Management.
Tony loves discipling many guys, golf, and leading our Waffle House men's accountability group each Thursday morning.
Coordinators are missional staff. They give a year (or more) of their lives to serving at GC Wesley. They raise financial support independently. Their number one job is to be relational. They disciple interns, shepherd ministry areas, and are crucial to our operation.
First Year Coordinator
Freshley, Worship/Production, & Prayer
MARGARET'S WHY: “This year, I joined the Wesley staff because in my past four years in Milledgeville as a student, I have received so much from the ministry. The Lord has used this place to shape my life. Through Wesley, the Lord grew me, humbled me, and gave me a place to call home and a people to call family. I believe this is a place where He is at work and I want to be involved in whatever he has next here. Milledgeville is a special place and I am pumped to see what he is going to do next! ”
Since Fall of 2019, Margaret has served on the media, Freshley, and women's teams in leader and intern positions.
First Year Coordinator
Freshley, Community, & Outreach
MORGAN'S WHY: "Being involved in the Wesley Foundation throughout college helped me solidify for myself what I believe and why I believe it. The community provided me with so many people I love that walked with me intentionally during my college years. I want to be a refreshing and encouraging presence for the next generation of college students, and continue to grow alongside the friends I’ve met here as we serve and seek the Lord’s face together."
Morgan graduated in May 2023 with a B.S. in Psychology.
First Year Coordinator
Worship/Production, Community, & Media
CALLIE'S WHY: "Since getting involved in Wesley my freshman year of college, I have grown to love college ministry and the passion that college students can have for the Lord. I started my time in Wesley getting into the worship ministry, and found that so many leaders wanted to champion my abilities as a worship leader and my heart for worship. I have learned so much from the leaders that went ahead of me and now want to create safe spaces for new leaders to emerge and learn more about their own hearts for worship. These first years of college were so formative for me, so getting to build up others and allow them to try new things, grow their passions, and fall more in love with God is something that I can’t wait to do. I also am excited to get to disciple girls one on one this year, which is something that I had experienced so much life change through. I just graduated with a psychology degree too, so those one on one relationships are so powerful and impactful to me and are something I can’t wait to start. I am pumped to see the work the Lord is going to continue to do through the staff this year at Wesley and in Milledgeville!”
Since the fall of 2019, Callie has served on the worship team as a leader and intern.
These people are honorary staff. They give their time to discipling and helping us make all our events happen!
Elena is married to Zach Balkcom, another Wesley alumni, and they have an 18 month-old named Luke. You'll find their therapy dog, Gloria, hanging around at Coffee House every now and then!
She graduated from Georgia College in 2014 and owned Laurel Ave, a wedding coordinating business which she operated for 4 years before working at Wesley.
Elena is on our Teaching team and disciples!