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Higher Education and Campus Ministries

Four areas of focus for the Tennessee Conference are:

Invest in Young People |  Engage the Mission Field |  Create Transforming Lay and Clergy Leaders |  Grow Fruitful and Faithful Churches

The Board of Higher Education Ministries provides the connectional relationship between the General Church, annual conference, district and local churches and promotes the work and ministry of higher education and campus ministry. The Board has disciplinary responsibilities to the institutions of higher education in the Tennessee Conference and oversees the mission and ministry of eight campus ministries related to and supported by the Tennessee Conference.


Brad Fiscus

Director of Next Gen Discipleship
BHECM Staff Liaison


Jullie Meyer

Ministry Assistant to BHECM

Executive Board:

Angella Current-Felder, Board Chair
Dr. Ed Trimmer, Board Vice-Chair
Rev. Michael O’Bannon, Board Secretary

Campus Ministers:

Austin Peay State Wesley – Rev. Katie Woodard
Belmont Wesley Fellowship – Rev. David Hollis
Fisk Wesley Fellowship – Rev. Marilyn Thornton
Martin Methodist College – Rev. Laura McMasters
Middle Tennessee State Wesley –  Rev. John Weaver, Rev. Michelle Ozier Wallace
Tennessee State Wesley – Rev. Michele Morton
Tennessee Tech Wesley – Rev. Addison Shock, Logan Shock
Vanderbilt Wesley – Rev. Nancy Hawthorne Parker

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SAFE serves college students.

Each of the eight Campus Ministries of The Tennessee Conference are as unique as the students on their college campuses. At Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, the Wesley Foundation realized this distinction. Clarksville is adjacent to Fort Campbell, a United States Military base. Many of the residents of Clarksville have been or have family members who have been deployed to combat. Many of the students who attend APSU have the same personal and family experience. The Wesley Foundation began to explore how to best serve this population. Rev. Jodi McCullah, Director of the Wesley and a U.S. Army Veteran, began to offer opportunities for counseling to these students. As students began experiencing this place, the broader need for families became evident.

Now Soldiers And Families Embraced offers individual and group counseling services, as well as peer support groups for active duty, veterans and their families. These services are provided at no cost, and no insurance is required. It is a non-profit organization funded through grants and private donations. SAFE’s mission is to serve as a resource for the community to ease the readjustment and reintegration of military members returning from our current wars and their families, as well as veterans from previous eras. Learn more here.

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2018 Global Young People’s Convocation

The Youth or Young Adult delegation has been selected to attend the 2018 Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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