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On behalf of the entire staff, board of directors, and student body, I want to say thank you for your support of our Building the Future capital campaign!

When we launched our campaign on September 5, none of us could have imagined how the next four months would go. By God’s grace you helped us massively exceed our expectations. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we were able to increase the scope of our renovations and to date have $500,000 in the bank and an additional $205,000 pledged!

On January 4 we broke ground on phase 1, which is the new front entry, outdoor patio, and landscaping on the north side of our building. Expected completion on phase 1 is early March. Phase 2 will begin in early March and will include a new roof, international office suite, renovations to the pit, and updates to the classrooms on the east side of our building. This will have minimal impacts on the day-to-day ministry in March and April and then will significantly impact our building usage from May-July. Expected completion of phase 2 is early August, just in time for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Phase 3 will begin in the summer of 2019 and will include the new office suite with intern offices along with significant updates to lighting, technology, and other miscellaneous items across our property.

 None of this would have been possible without your support and many others. I am eternally grateful for your generosity and encouragement throughout this endeavor. Thank you for helping us reach today’s college student, while also equipping us to be prepared to reach college students 20 years from now!

The Wesley


How we are Building the Future

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Building The Future for International Ministry:

During the last ten years we’ve gone from having five international students involved to more than 150! To support this, more staff is needed and an increased staff will need additional office space. This project will result in offices for two full-time International Ministry staff to focus specifically on reaching international students at OU.

Cost: $70,000

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Building The Future for Outreach:

Every day, several thousand students walk and drive past The Wesley. Our building sits at the gateway to the campus. Updates to the exterior of the building will modernize our building, including a much-needed outdoor patio for students to gather, study and fellowship. Think of it as an outdoor extension of “The Pit.”

Cost: $70,000

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Building the Future for Discipleship:

Now in it’s fourth year, our leadership and internship program has already outgrown its current facilities. Expanded office space is needed to accommodate and continue to grow this ministry. Last year alone, this ministry provided 14 internships that ministered to 175 students. 

Cost: $110,000

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Building the Future for Community:

Every day more than 100 students walk through our doors. This project will give us a modern and appealing place for students to gather and build relationships that will impact them for life. The next leader or new disciple will happen because they found a community here. The vast majority of our experience is centered in this space.

Cost: $85,000

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Building the Future for Stewardship:

None of these other projects will matter if we can’t protect them with a new roof and surround them with fresh paint, carpet, lighting and landscaping. In addition to our four major projects, we have a list of smaller projects that we need to accomplish in order to freshen the building and preserve it for the next generation of students. 

Cost: $365,000


Be a Part of Building the Future

Our Goal in 2018: Thank you to everyone who helped us meet our initial stretch goal of $700,000! While the public phase of our capital campaign is over, it is never too late to help support this endeavor. Like with any construction project on a 60 year old building, we anticipate some unexpected overages. Likewise, most experts have told us to expect 5-10% of our pledged money to not come in. In order to account for these two contingencies, we hope to raise an additional $50,000 in 2018. 

Your Part: There are many ways you can participate in Building The Future. Click below to make a pledge.

Giving Levels: Donors who contribute more than $1,000 will be acknowledged with a plaque on permanent display in “The Pit.” In addition naming rights are available.

Thank you to all of our Donors!

Reese Allen
Mark & Vickie Anderson
St. Andrews UMC (OKC)
Chad & Tracy Ausburn
Jim & Kelli Babin
Brian Bakeman
Diane & Marion Bauman
Herschel Beard
Steve & Ginny Beene
Loyd & Judy Benson
Floyd Bergen
Mickey & Elizabeth Berry
Paul Berryman
Graeme Biggs
OKUMC Board of Higher Education
Estella Boevers
Don & Carla Bowen
Freda Bretz
Brick & Pam Briggs
Brian & Alicia Britt
Michelle Brosi
Mike Browning
Jon & Kelli Bryan
Robert Burns
Doug & Daphne Burr
Jay Butler
Rick Byrd
Tanya Case
Clyde Chestnutt
David & Melissa Cleveland
April Coates
Lori & Rex Cornelsen
John Crooch
Ron & Karen Cunningham
Kalynn Dean

Richard Dennis
Roger & Susan Dennison
Daniel & Mindy Dennison
Tom & Judy DeSalme
Heartland District of the OKUMC
Zach Dufran
Marvin & Barbara Eck
Colt Edwards
Clayton Fain
Gloria Jean Fenn
Marc & Jennifer Fleischer
Woodworth Foundation
Otto & Edith Frank
Becky Franklin
Gary Frost
Chris & Sam Garner
Hugh & Marilyn Gouldy
Rick Green
Linda & Ralph Harker
Nathan & Haley Harkins
John & Lisa Henthorne
Marty & Marcy Howerton
Brad Humphrey
Wes & Beth Humphrey
Roger Hurt
Basil James
Daniel Johnson
Mary Ann Johnson
Staci & Jerel Johnson
Jason & Edwina Johnston
Chad Jongeling
Tom Junk
Sam Kerr
Sharyl Kinney
Duane & Judy Kranz

Jim Shields
Bill Short
Mr. & Mrs. RL Simpson
Robert St. John
Fred & Norma Staker
Bob Staples
Jayson Stock
CrossRoads Sunday School Class
Two in One Sunday School Class
Searchers Sunday School Class
Paul & Sue Swenson
Greg & Judy Tener
Brett Thomasson
Nick & Jennifer Thompson
Teresa Thompson
Cydni Tillery
Victoria Ting
Greg & Hadley Tolle
Ryan & Keri Trevino
McFarlin UMC (Norman)
Donald Verbick
John & Jennifer Verbick
Sean & Melissa Walker
Fuxia Wang
Bob & Carol Warner
David & Christie Watson
David & Lisa Welch
Jerry & Trudy White
Martha White
Robbie & Ben White
Margaret Williams
Grant & Lauren Wilson
Gary & Jackie Wilson
Ryan & Hillary Woody

James Lambert
Mariann Lawson
Gary LeRock
Tom Leydorf
Alissa Lindsey
Don & Leslie Long-Wheeler
Lauren Ludwig
St. Luke’s UMC (OKC)
MaryLou Mahaffey
Rosalie Maltby
Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation
Glenn Millard
David Miller
Jola Milligan
Jane & Kent Mitchell
Bryan & Charlotte Mitchell
Randy & Helen Mitchell
Jeannie & Charles Morgan
David Mullins
Dorothy Na-Yemeh
James & Mary Nunn
Tim & Tara Ogden
James Parker
David Patterson
Dave & Ginger Pullin
Carl Renfro
Michael & Karen Riley
Joe Rodgers
Lauren Russ
Stephanie Russ
Joe & Beverly Sanders
Pat Schonwald
Scott & Pam Schuerman