Directors

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 Welling,

Director

Tate Welling is the Director of the Georgia College Wesley Foundation.  He is married to Ashley Welling and together they have four girls - Brylee (9), EllieAnn (7), Kate (3) and Hallie (1)! 


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. 

Maranda Blum,

Associate Director

Maranda is in her third year as an Associate Director. She graduated from Georgia College in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Marketing. She's from Snellville, GA and has been around Wesley since 2015 where she started coming to Freshley her freshman year. 


As an Associate Director, Maranda works with our Discipleship program, Finances, and Teaching Team. She loves meeting with her discipleship girls, Coffee House Days and a good spreadsheet. 

Georganna Alexander, 

Associate Director

Georganna is in her first year as an Associate Director. She graduated from Georgia College in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and served 2 years as a Coordinator. 


Georganna has been involved with Freshley since she was a freshman in 2015!

Mackenzie Shover,

Associate Director

Mackenzie is from Valdosta, Georgia. She graduated in December 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and previously served two years as a Coordinator. 


As an Associate Director, Mackenzie works directly with our Worship and Production ministries and is the woman behind our Monday and Wednesday night services. 


Mackenzie loves hanging out with students, making drinks at Coffee House, and watching students step into their fullest potential. 

Coordinators

Coordinators are mission 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. 

Grace Koncerak

Third Year Coordinator

Prayer, Fundraising and Administration

Alpharetta, Georgia


GRACE'S WHY : Grace chose to stay in Milledgeville after graduating because she wants to continue to grow and care for the incredible community she has seen Wesley become over the years. As a student, Grace served in our worship ministry and continues to be involved with worship on top of the ministry areas she oversees as a Coordinator. 


Grace graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Mixed Media. She loves to worship God with the creativity and talents He has given her. From painting to ceramics to digital art, she loves it all. You can always find her at Coffee House doodling in a journal. Grace is also the director of Taste of Wesley - our annual fundraising dinner!

Sami Montigny

Second Year Coordinator

Outreach and Community

Lawrenceville, Georgia


SAMI'S WHY: "One of my favorite things about GC Wesley is that we trust our students to be leaders and make sure they feel empowered to step into their full potential. I’ve loved getting to work with such humble coworkers to steward this community through prayer, and by simply showing up for all students—not those just involved in Wesley. I’m staying a second year at Wesley because I believe in the Kingdom work that God is doing here to bring all people near to His heart. I can’t wait to help facilitate the growth of our new Outreach and Community ministry areas and see the ways that we get to work together with our students to serve the GCSU and broader Milledgeville communities."


Sami graduated in 2019 with a BFA in Fine Art Studio, and a French Language and Culture Minor. She shepherds our Outreach and Community ministries by empowering students to serve their community and helping them to practice sharing the gospel regularly! 

Blaire ARnDt

First Year Coordinator

Prayer & Outreach

Marietta, Georgia


BLAIRE'S WHY: "I am staying at Wesley this year because I am excited about the work God is doing in Milledgeville and I want to be a part of it! I’m also looking forward to giving back to the community that gave me so much during my time at GC. I see great opportunity for growth, sharing the gospel, and mobilization in a college town. I am excited to get to walk alongside of students and be a witness to what God is doing here!"


Blaire graduated from Georgia College in 2021 with a B.B.A. in Management. She's been involved with Wesley since she was a freshman, serving with the prayer team as a leader and intern for 3 years. 

Erin Kelly

First Year Coordinator

Discipleship & Worship/Production

Griffin, Georgia


ERIN'S WHY 


Jenna Bryson

First Year Coordinator

Media & Women's

Loganville, Georgia


JENNA'S WHY : "Wesley gave me a home for last years, brought the most genuine friendships into my life, and poured into me when I needed it most. The community at Wesley has changed my life and I just want to give back to others what was once given to me. Being a part of Wesley has shown me how capable the Lord has made me, how unending His goodness is, and what a kingdom heart looks like!"


Since Fall of 2019, Jenna has served on the media, Freshley, and women's teams in leader and intern positions. She will graduate in December with a B.A. in Graphic Design.

Emma Cargile

First Year Coordinator

Freshley

Brunswick, Georgia


EMMA'S WHY: "As a December 2021 graduate, Emma has decided to stay in Milledgeville through the following spring to finish out a full last year in a community she is not yet ready to leave. She felt the Lord telling her that taking the next step in her role within Wesley is the right thing, and so she originally planned to be an intern, until she was asked if she had thought about staying on as a coordinator. This opportunity felt like a true next step for her, a way for her to use more of her strengths, grow deeper in community, and impact Freshley—the ministry that has her heart—in a different way. She is beyond excited to be on staff with a ministry that has become her home away from home." 


After meeting Tate & Elena at the Wesley table during orientation the summer of 2019, Emma planned to check out Wesley as soon as she started her first semester at GC that fall. As a transfer student having already completed a year of dual enrollment classes and freshman year at her local college, she didn’t quite know where she fit in the GC community or within Wesley, but after attending Freshley services, main services each week, the Wesley Sunday class at FUMC, and a few Women’s Ministry events here and there, she felt the Lord’s presence in this ministry and knew these were her people. She jumped on board as a Freshley leader in January of 2020, stayed connected with her group through the end of the semester despite the pandemic, and, by the Lord’s provision, stepped into being a Freshley leader again the next year. She loves sharing the story of how the Lord used a pandemic to make serving as a Freshley leader possible for her, and how the Lord moved in profound ways in her Freshley group this past year.

DanieL Robertson

First Year Coordinator

Men's & Worship/Production

Lawrenceville, Georgia


DANIEL'S WHY:  "I chose to stay on at Wesley because I wanted to give back to something that has been so influential in my spiritual life and has helped me to grow so much as a person. I wanted to help provide the great experience that I had to other people."


He's been involved with Wesley since his freshman year when he attended Freshley services and was part of a small group. Daniel was a Freshley leader his sophomore year and an intern for the same ministry his junior and senior years. He also served as a prayer leader his junior and senior year. Daniel graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Hannah Wildes

First Year Coordinator

Freshley & Prayer

Brunswick, Georgia


HANNAH'S WHY: "Earlier this year one of my friends looked at me and said, “Why don’t you stay at Wesley?” And I thought to myself, why don’t I stay? From then I began to pray over this decision and where God wanted to stir my heart. As spring semester rolled around, so did this huge decision that I thought about over and over. The closer I got needing to make a decision, the less I felt a desire to leave Milledgeville. It honestly felt natural to stay, and I knew I needed to be here. I feel like the Lord has a lot of work he wants to do in me as well as around me. I’m excited to get to witness it all." 


Hannah became a part of Wesley her freshman year. Her sophomore year, she joined the fellowship and hospitality team as a leader and this last year served as a prayer intern! It has been so cool for her to see Wesley from different ministry areas, and all pursue the same goal just in different ways. Hannah graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. 

Discipleship & STaff Support

These people are honorary staff. They give their time to help disciple interns and leaders!

Elena Balkcom

Elena is married to Zach Balkcom and has a therapy dog named Gloria who you will often find hanging around at Coffee House!  


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 heads up Staff Fundraising and disciples a few of our staff girls! 

Zach Balkcom

Zach was involved in Wesley as a student at Georgia College. He now teaches high school students and spends his time outside the classroom discipling a few of our guy interns! He's married to Elena Balkcom!