About

Who we are
The best college group around.

We are an inclusive group of young adults that gather for a warm dinner, open discussion and joyful worship. All people are encouraged to join the conversation regardless of faith background. We affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Join us
Go to WESLEY WEDNESDAYS

WESLEY WEDNESDAYS

Participate in dinner, friendship, and deep conversation. You might find inspiration in new ideas! Wednesday nights 6-8 at Garden Street UMC.

Go to UNDERGROUND COFFEE HANGOUTS

UNDERGROUND COFFEE HANGOUTS

Need a break from studying? Join Angie, our campus minister, and other students for a free cup of coffee and a chance to hangout and catch up. This Quarter’s meetings are Monday from 10am-noon.

Go to PUB THEOLOGY

PUB THEOLOGY

Over 21? Grab your friends and come for good beer and better conversation. Our pub theologian, Emma, will lead discussion every Monday at 6:30 PM. Check the Garden Street UMC calendar for each week’s location.

Go to SUNDAY WORSHIP

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sundays at 10am Wesley club worships with our supporting congregation, Garden Street UMC. Experience joy-filled, intergenerational worship in a traditional setting.

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OUR CAMPUS MINISTER

ANGIE RITCHEY

Director of College-aged and Family Ministries
Angie came to Bellingham as a freshman at Western Washington University and she participated in Garden Street UMC’s college ministry throughout her college experience. After graduation, Angie experienced a successful career in banking, where she rose from a customer service representative to an AVP and branch manager responsible for opening new branches and managing teams of bankers. Throughout her banking career, she especially enjoyed the opportunity to mentor young people and help them develop their​​​ careers. Sitting in church one Sunday she heard her call to work with young people in the church. Angie has now led the College Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Children’s Ministry for over seven years at Garden Street UMC, and she enjoys helping young people deeply explore their faith and find their love of God through their discipleship for Christ. Angie and Scott Ritchey are the proud parents of three children.

WHY I LOVE WESLEY

Garden Street United Methodist Church provides space and support for our group. The church has been hosting college students for 77 years.

See you soon.

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