Welcome to Gator Wesley

Gator Wesley is the United Methodist Campus Ministry serving the college campuses of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL.  It is our mission to offer God’s radical love to every student in Gainesville and to form a community of disciples grounded in Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  It is our vision to see students boldly committed to following Jesus and characterized by their living out of the Gospel in every aspect of their lives, passionate worship, holiness of heart and life, and courageous witness in the world through evangelism and mission bringing God’s kingdom to earth.

Here is a quick look at what is coming up at Gator Wesley. Click on the event for more details. >>Check out our full calendar for more information and events.


Pray for Gator Wesley’s Mission Encounters

Please be in prayer for us!  10 of us are traveling to Cange, Haiti and 12 of us will be traveling to Branches-South Miami (http://branchesfl.org/)  We are teaching about dental hygiene in Haiti and Jane Chalker is who we are staying with.  Here’s Jane’s story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVX8fHvb9Ro.

Save the Date: Parent’s Weekend 2015

Parent’s Weekend will be March 21st-22nd.  On Saturday, we’ll be going to Lake Wauberg for a picnic lunch in the early afternoon and then we’ll have our Sonny’s dinner and talent show in the evening.  On Sunday, we’ll have a continental breakfast at 10:15 am followed by worship at 11 am.

January 2015 – 2014 Annual report newsletter

January 2015 – 2014 Annual report


Emerge Preview Weekend 2015 – A Campus Ministry Experience for High School Students

Save the Date

On March 14-15, we will be hosting the Emerge Preview Weekend! This is a great opportunity for students in high school to come and spend a weekend at Gator Wesley and get a feel for what it is like to be a college student involved in a campus ministry, no matter where they will ultimately go to school. If you or someone you know might be interested in going, send them over to GatorWesley.com/emerge for details. Please share with your church’s youth group!

Podcast: Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

We will kick off Hunger and Homeless Awareness week on Sunday, November 16th. For more information on the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging event, Faces of Homelessness Panel, and Fall Festival, check out gatorwesley.com/haha.

Sermon Podcast: November 2, Community of Love

2014 Showdown Site is Live


We will begin taking pledges Monday, November 3rd.  Email pam@gatorwesley.com or info@gatorwesley.com.

Vance and Erik in Gator Gear


Fall Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter!

fall 2014 newsletter

Gator Wesley is Part of CMC on campus



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May Newsletter

Gator Wesley Newsletter May 2014

Dollars for Wesley Sunday

On March 29th or April 12th, 2015, the North Central District will be celebrating Dollars for Wesley Sunday supporting the ministry of the Gator Wesley Foundation to the campuses of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. District churches are encouraged to invite a student to attend worship that morning and make a brief presentation about Gator Wesley either as an announcement, children’s sermon, missions moment or any other way that is helpful. Congregation members of every participating church will then be given the opportunity to donate $1 per member or as they feel led in support of Gator Wesley.  For more info, click here.

2014 Showdown Site is Live


We will begin taking pledges Monday, November 3rd.  Email pam@gatorwesley.com or info@gatorwesley.com.

Vance and Erik in Gator Gear


Get Your Gator Wesley SWAG!

We have lots of great Gator Wesley swag this year! If you fill out an info sheet and leave us your email, you get a FREE cup with a pen and sticker inside. We also have tumblers, sunglasses, new t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and discounted old t-shirts. There is also a package deal in which you get everything for only $20. Swing by the office during the week or hit up the table at a Wesley event.  Check out gatorwesley.com/store to see our entire stock.

Connecting with Gator Wesley on Facebook

There are two important ways you can stay connected to Gator Wesley through Facebook. First, if you would like to receive a weekly update, which is a message complete with everything you need to know about what’s going on at Gator Wesley, join our group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatorWesley

If you would like to receive quick announcement updates and encouraging thoughts and prayers in your news feed from Gator Wesley, become a fan on our fan page: http://www.facebook.com/GatorWesley

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UMC Scholarships

Interested in applying for scholarship money from the United Methodist Church? Follow this link for more info.


Looking for an internship, summer opportunity, or post-grad missions, experiences, programs, etc.? Check out our new Internships and Opportunities Page.

Called To Ministry?

One of our roles as a United Methodist campus ministry is to develop leaders. Part of that role involves helping students explore whether they might be called into ministry. The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church has put together a new website for people who want to learn more. Check it out at: http://www.mycallfl.org/