WHAT IS THE WESLEY CLUB?
Open and affirming of LGBTQIA people, The Wesley Club is committed to exploring questions of faith, justice, and community. As a student run organization, we partner together to develop richer senses of self in community, deeper relationships with God, and more active lives of justice.
Wesley Club's Newest Team of Super Heroes
Powers: Bringing people joy
Job Title: Advocacy and Activism Fellow
Hey! I’m Jolly Jack and I’m here to bring the members of Wesley Club joy no matter what else is happening. I’m a junior at UW studying Biology, and I’m hoping to be a professor so I can bring students joy for my whole life! My favorite way to bring joy is being there for people all the time, I’m always available for a call or just to sit on zoom with someone who needs some company. Outside of bringing people joy I enjoy drawing, obsessing over fictional characters, and fighting for justice. I came to Wesley planning to stay for an hour and I wound up sleeping there, what a first impression I must have made, but since Wesley has brought me so much joy I decided to become a superhero and give some of that joy back to the world by working at Wesley this year.
Powers: Flying, Talking to Insects
Job Title: Music and Storytelling Fellow
When I’m not masquerading as the Wisp or chilling with my sidekick Charles the Scutelleridae Pentatomomorpha (Rainbow Shield Bug), my alter-ego is Nora (she/her pronouns), a mostly mild-mannered but rather sarcastic student at UW. I study Biochemistry and German and am a co-director for Unleashed A Capella. When taking a break from super-heroing and studying I work as a river guide in the summers and love to raft, climb, hike and generally be outdoors. During COVID, I’ve been playing a lot of music, everything from pop covers to bluegrass. I feel most welcome in places that laugh a lot, especially at themselves, but do so in a way that makes everyone feel included in their inside jokes. I’m a vegetarian except for Costco chicken bakes, which I refuse to be ashamed about.
Powers: Super Honk-Laugh, Abilitiy to Explorer and Guide of Unseen Worlds
Job Title: Executive Director / Campus Minister
Walking as a mild-manner, blazer-wearing dad by day, I traverse the galaxies of a thousand fantastical worlds by night. As the leader of the Revelations, I guide others through the unseen worlds as they labor to come into being. Whenever my arch-nemesis—a mysterious dehumanizing force known as The Glooming Exclusion—appears, my Super Honk-Laugh knocks my foe back and frees its prisoners. As my alter ego, Martin Saunders, I nerd out on fantasy and sci-fi novels, elaborate board games, folk and jam-band music, gourmet cooking, and hiking with my unsuspecting partner, Karina, and son, Eloy. I have a BA in English, Masters in Divinity, and lots of silly ideas like Super-Hero themed bios for the website.