Who We Are
Campus to City Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist multi-campus ministry in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and the surrounding area. Our vision to establish a presence on every campus in the Northeast Florida region. We want to raise up a new generation of young adults who will live out the restorative vision of the reign of God in every area of life and throughout the world. We desire to fulfill the ancient words of Isaiah 61, specifically verse 4: They shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
We began as an outreach of ACCESS218 at CrossRoad United Methodist Church to the University of North Florida. We wanted to be a ministry on campus that would reach insiders and outsiders. Our vision was to make Ephesians 2:17-18 a reality for college students and young adults. What started over a decade ago at UNF Community Night expanded to Jacksonville University and JU Community Night. Eventually, we realized God’s dream of reaching the 250,000+ young adults aged 18-29 in Northeast Florida. In August 2011, a new ministry of the United Methodist Church for college-aged young adults on the campuses of Northeast Florida was started. Since the founding of CCW, we have continued our ministries on UNF and JU’s campuses. In the Spring 2014, we expanded to our third campus outreach, Flagler College in St. Augustine. We have much to in establishing a presence on every campus in our region. Five years later, we are grateful for all that has happened and are excited about the future of our work.
CCW is one of ten ministries to college students sponsored by the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Tim Smiley, chair of the Florida Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (BHECM) and its board members support CCW through general oversight, funding and other resources. For more information on the UMC’s efforts on Florida college campuses, go to gotowesley.org.
Campus to City Wesley Foundation is led by a local board of directors who give direct leadership and oversight to our ministry.
Sarah Spadaccini. Board Chair
Rev. Jay Therrell, NE District Superintendent, FLUMC