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Simpson Youth Academy continues its mission

Simpson Youth Academy continues its mission

10/19/2022

The Simson Youth Academy (SYA) continues to gather, nurture, and send high school students as young adult disciples of Christ! SYA’s newest cohort of twenty-five youth gathered to live, learn, worship, serve, and reflect together during the June summer residency.   At the Simpson Youth Academy, we believe that young people have power and gifts that...


Dr. Albert Mosley named next president of Morningside University

Dr. Albert Mosley named next president of Morningside University

3/7/2022

From: www.morningside.edu/news Morningside University Board of Directors taps experienced higher education and health care executive as the University’s 13th president The Morningside University Board of Directors has announced that Dr. Albert Mosley, senior vice president and chief mission integration officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, ...


At Simpson, Chaplain Rev. Mara Bailey ministers to a busy young generation

At Simpson, Chaplain Rev. Mara Bailey ministers to a busy young generation

11/8/2021

By: Rev. Julia E. F. Poulsen, chair, Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry An innovative and compassionate ministry is being led at Simpson College by Rev. Mara Bailey who is also a graduate of Simpson. Bailey is proud of her United Methodist heritage and training and helps Simpson College to maintain that connection to the United ...


ThreeHouse Wesley Foundation builds lasting friendships and provides a safe space for students

ThreeHouse Wesley Foundation builds lasting friendships and provides a safe space for students

10/5/2021

The Iowa Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry chairperson Julie Poulsen has been able to visit each of our campus ministries through online meetings hoping to build a bridge between the Conference and the campus ministries. Rev. Bill Poland, Conference Director of New Communities of Faith and Director of Connectional Ministries,...


Drake Wesley Foundation continues with a passion for discipling young adults

Drake Wesley Foundation continues with a passion for discipling young adults

9/20/2021

The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries’ mission is to equip young adults to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ toward becoming spiritual leaders who will transform the church and the world through the Wesley Foundations at the United Methodist (UM) campus ministries on selected non-UM-related campuses. They are at Drake University, Iowa...


Jordan, Quehl-Engel win GBHEM Francis Asbury Award

Jordan, Quehl-Engel win GBHEM Francis Asbury Award

9/2/2021

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry — For release Sept. 2, 2021 The Reverend Gerald C. Liu, PhD, Director of Collegiate Ministries, Initiatives, and Belonging and ordained elder of the Mississippi Annual Conference is pleased to announce ten Francis Asbury Award winners for the 2020 – 21 academic year on behalf of the General Board of ...


Simpson becomes nation’s third college to align with Reconciling Ministries Network

Simpson becomes nation’s third college to align with Reconciling Ministries Network

7/9/2021

Simpson becomes nation’s third college to align with Reconciling Ministries Network United Methodist-affiliated college asserts commitment to diversity and inclusion   INDIANOLA, Iowa — The Simpson College Board of Trustees on May 14, 2021, voted to affiliate the College with Reconciling Ministries Network, a nonprofit organization seeking the ...


The Drake Wesley Foundation aims to offer a mature, stabilizing, spiritual presence to their community

The Drake Wesley Foundation aims to offer a mature, stabilizing, spiritual presence to their community

4/12/2021

For many decades, the Wesley Foundation at Drake University has been a ministry of the United Methodist Church of Iowa. Early adulthood is a season of life fraught with risk and rich with opportunity. It has been our aim to offer a mature, stabilizing, spiritual presence to the Drake University community. The Wesley House has been a beacon of ...


Campus ministries at Cornell College

Campus ministries at Cornell College

3/31/2021

Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and member of the Iowa Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries offers this video highlighting the importance of campus ministries and how it has impacted the spiritual life of Cornell students.  For more information on Cornell College's campus ...


The Wesley Center at the University of Iowa welcomes all

The Wesley Center at the University of Iowa welcomes all

2/28/2021

Submitted by The University of Iowa Wesley Center The University of Iowa Wesley Center is a welcome place to creatively explore spirituality within an anti-racist, queer-led, intersectional, and justice-seeking community. Every week at the Wesley Center, students are open to ask deep questions and share their stories as they seek to grow ...