Our Staff

michael                               Rev. Michael R. Bartley

   Executive Director

Rev. Michael Bartley is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He studied at Duke University Divinity School and has worked in campus ministry and in local churches for more than 20 years. Michael has been the Executive Director of the Wesley Foundation for the past 16 years, where he has loved challenging his students and himself to live out their faith in their daily lives.

He lives by a modest proposal, “Let the Christians of the world agree not to kill each other.”

Though Michael is often on the road, he is always available to set-up one-on-one appointments. Students often say that he’s one of the most knowledgeable pastors they’ve known. Questions of faith and doubt, vocation and academic discernment, philosophy and ethics are often asked of and discussed with Michael.

Michael enjoys reading, riding his bike, teaching others, and experiencing life. He also enjoys spending time with his students to help them find their calling and purpose at OSU, at the Wesley, and in life. He is also continuing his education through the Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership program of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The best way to get in touch with Michael is through Kathy, his Executive Assistant at kawalkerOSU@gmail.com

405-372-5830 (o) | kawalkerOSU@gmail.com | LinkedIn Profile



Anne Walker, Ph.D.

Director of Student Development

Anne Walker is Director of Student Development the Wesley Foundation at OSU.  Her eighteen-year career in the nonprofit sector includes work in grant programs for ministry with youth-under-pressure, in graduate theological education, and in nonprofit program development.

Prior to her work at The Wesley, Anne served as Director of Learning and Professional Development at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. She is an adjunct professor, teaching Christian education and formation, at  Saint Paul School of Theology and at Iliff School of Theology.

Anne holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Religious Education, and an M.A. in Ethics, all from Claremont School of Theology. She received her bachelors degree from Oklahoma City University. Her specialities include: youth ministry, young adult ministry, education for social change, and theologies of vocation.  She is the co-author of Nurturing Different Dreams: Youth Ministry Across Lines of Difference (Pickwick, 2014).

An Oklahoma native and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Anne appreciates good people, good music, and good humor. She lives in Edmond, OK with her husband, Monty, and son, Ryan.

703-439-0036 | anncwalker@gmail.com | LinkedIn Profile



               Mason Williams

Coordinator of Programs

Mason organizes programming specifically to help us have fun, relax, and get to know each other. A recent graduate of OSU with a degree in Leisure Studies, Mason loves to support community building through laughter, play, and trips.

A quote he lives by… “The best thing in life is finding people who know all of your flaws, mistakes, & weaknesses, and still think you’re completely amazing.”

A few adjectives to describe Mason…

  • Fun
  • Easygoing
  • Empathetic

Mason was part of the Wesley Foundation at OSU throughout his college years and participated in everything from Spanish conversations groups to International Choir to leading in the Freshman Family Group. He believes in inclusive, hospitable environments which nurture the spiritual, social and personal growth within the lives of every student.

Mason also serves as Director of Student Ministries at Highland Park UMC.

405-488-8812 (c) | mason.williams@okstate.edu | LinkedIn Profile



Peter White

Coordinator of Men’s Ministry

Peter is the Director of Men’s Ministry here at The Wesley Foundation.

918-859-3830 (c) | peter@thesabbathlife.com | LinkedIn Profile

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