Wesley Club at the University of Washington is a progressive, LGBTQ affirming community in the University District neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. We are working together to create space for encounter, dispel isolation, and subvert the status quo. We journey together, as a supportive community, exploring the meaning of life and faith. We encourage participants to engage, ask questions, and develop their own spiritual perspective. You are welcome here.

The Wesley Club at the was established 1920 by the United Methodist Board of Missions to “foster spiritual life for college students”. Over the last 96 years, Wesley has provided a place for students to explore spirituality and social justice. Wesley works to build a community that practices radical hospitality and radical love.

Our space is open Monday-Thursday from 12 pm -6 p.m. and Fridays from 12 pm -5 pm.

Use our space to study, meet friends, watch a movie, grab a cookie, or talk to a pastor.

We have a communal dinner accompanied by either worship or a speaker every Tuesday at 6 pm during the school year. Check our events page for other volunteer opportunities and fun events.

We also have Core Groups. Core Groups are smaller groups of students who gather once a week for an hour or two to share what is going on in their lives. Groups are led by a mentor. Groups sometimes have a bible study component. But each group sets its own agenda.

Wesley Leadership

Rev. Christy Fisher

I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and I came to the great PNW in 2002 to begin my undergraduate degree at the University of Puget Sound (GO LOGGERS!). After I finished my degree, I worked as a college minister in Tacoma, WA until I went to Seminary in Richmond, VA. I am an Ordained Minister in the PC(USA). I am passionate about exploring the intersection between ethics, justice, spirituality, and action. I’m especially interested in the way those things influence how we live together as a local community as well as a global community. I also know that college can be a really difficult time for folks figuring out what life looks life after you leave home. Sure, it can be great but it can also be lonely and overwhelming. We are here to support you and create a place you might consider your second home. In our space (1414 NE 42nd St. Suite 202) we make home-cooked meals each week (with veggie and vegan friendly options) and provide places for you to explore justice, spirituality, and just have fun. We hope that you find people you can connect with, ways to explore your faith, and opportunities to serve. We have a variety of ways to get connected, so just ask! I’m looking forward to meeting you! Contact me at: christywesleyclubuw@gmail.com

Lynne Onishi

image01Hello! My name is Lynne, and this is my second year serving as a Wesley Club Student Fellow. I am so grateful that I found Wesley and have been able to experience the support of a community rooted in unconditional love. Wesley encourages me to live life authentically and embrace my identity as an SPU student, an aspiring cat lady, a chocolate cake enthusiast, an HGTV fanatic, a lover of people, an advocate for change, and so much more.

Maya Norton

image00Hey friends, I’m Maya! I am an avid dog lover heading into my third year at UW and studying Comparative History of Ideas and Pre-Physical Therapy. In a homeworkless world, I would spend my days cooking (and EATING) breakfast food, drawing, wandering around farmers markets and trying all of the samples, and reading. I love meeting new people and getting to know their stories, so let’s grab a coffee at your favorite café, have a spontaneous jam session or have life talks about anything from college to Beyonce to religion to travel. I can’t wait to meet you!

Rachel Bradley

image06Hello all! I’m Rachel! I grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and now I’m so glad to call Seattle my home! I am a Interdiciplinary Visual Arts major, starting my sophomore year here at UW, and I am hoping to eventually go into the film and animation industry! I am into everything art related that you can imagine, and I am always looking for an adventure, and to challenge my abilities. I love coffee, music, sloths, sushi, and my pets, and I am super excited to be part of the Wesley staff this year!

Helena Franchino

image02Hello! I am originally from Madison, WI and have a strong love for the Great Lakes, Green Bay Packers, and, of course, cheese. I moved to Seattle in 2013 to start college at the University of Washington. I will be graduating next year with a degree in social welfare and a deep appreciation for the Pacific Northwest. This will be my fourth year at the Wesley Club and I am grateful for how the Wesley Club has shaped my college experience. The Wesley Club is a place where students come together to explore what it means to live in faith and what it means to live on this earth. I am so excited to continue building the Wesley community and to meet new members!

Ben Long

image02-1Hey there! I am a sophomore studying how to build that gray stuff that we drive on (i.e. civil engineering!). I love listening to the stories and learning the identities of everyone I meet at college, because I have a better idea about how to integrate myself into the University District way of life. Practicing this attitude of openness is an opportunity we all have with the wonderful people of Wesley! Anyone is welcome to pursue this with me through cooking, Bananagram tournaments, Ultimate, soccer ball kicking, (farmers market) shopping, and doing anything else that gets me out of my dormitory!