The North Alabama Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries, the Bishop and Cabinet are pleased to announce that Rev. Wade Langer has been chosen as the Conference Director of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor at the Wesley Foundation at the University Alabama. He will also continue to serve as Senior Pastor at Capstone United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa.
Wade brings a clear vision to this set of roles, striving to lead students to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ and empowering them to become leaders in their faith. His vision will provide traditional faith-based campus support while also connecting and deploying students to local United Methodist churches while in school and even beyond graduation. Wade’s vision and passion for student leaders of faith creates a connectional model that can be employed across the North Alabama Conference on numerous levels. Further, he brings a gift of organization, time management, and team-building that will be an asset on the UA campus and across the North Alabama Conference. His love for students and the church is contagious!
The Search Committee’s decision was not an easy one. Several strong candidates applied. The committee screened resumes and conducted phone interviews in order to narrow the search to three candidates. The three then came to the UA campus for interviews on April 11. Following the interviews, the committee discussed each candidate in an attempt to narrow the field further. Through this lengthy, prayerful discussion, the Search Committee determined that Wade’s gifts and vision were best suited at this time for the dual role of Conference Director and Campus Pastor.
Wade is currently serving as the Interim Campus Pastor at UA Wesley and will begin his work as the Conference Director of Campus Ministries on June 1, 2015.
Chair: Rev. Malinda Jowers Weaver, BHECM member & UA Wesley alumnus
Buddy Dawson, UA Wesley Board, President
Zac Riddle, UA Wesley Alumnus
Memorie Gosa, UA Wesley Board
Allison Sligh, UA Wesley Board
Bryan Anderson, Student
Kelsey Curtis, Student
Emily Chastain, UAB Wesley Board & BHECM member
Rev. Roger Thompson, District Superintendent, Southwest District