Our Staff

SPECIAL NOTICE: The Wesley Foundation at OSU has recently hired new graduate and student interns and staff for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. Their bios will be posted this fall.

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


          Mason Williams

Coordinator of Recreation & Community

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