Celebrating every time a disciple makes a disciple…
Rev. Santes Beatty
Director of Multiethnic MinistriesSantes has a passion for seeing discipleship and multiplication happen for all people groups that cross cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and generational lines. He sees his role as helping our denomination by building teams that pursue unity, while facilitating connections and developing resources for our districts, churches and leaders. He is a native of Raeford, N.C. and did his undergraduate work at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Upon graduating he took on a role in the newly formed office of African American Affairs which later evolved into the department of Multicultural Education. Soon he found himself bi-vocational as youth pastor in a predominately black Baptist context and a predominately white Quaker institution. While pursuing his Masters in Ministry Leadership at Huntington University in Indiana he accepted a position at Kentwood Community Church in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area where he first became a part of The Wesleyan Church in 2010. There he served as a High School Pastor and member of the teaching team for four years. In 2014, he became the Director of Multiethnic Ministries within the Church Multiplication and Discipleship division at The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters. He and his family served in Indianapolis, Indiana for two years before returning to the greater Greensboro, N.C. where he now works remotely in the same role, but has also served at both Christ Wesleyan Church as a Ministry Coach and a new church plant, United City Greensboro, as the Teaching Pastor. Santes also serves in the North Carolina East District on the Executive Team as the Director of Multiethnic Ministries. He is much sought after speaker, lecturer and trainer being certified in Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias training and assessment as well as Colors Inventory. He is a coaching consultant for Mosaix Global Network and is the founder of Crossover Consulting. He and his wife Nicole have six children: Tesia, an angel in heaven, Josiah, Serenity, Sarah and their newest addition, Cami (their Golden Retriever).
Translation Specialist and Administrative AssistantJosmar was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela, and is a trained translator in Spanish, French and English. She has lived in Indiana with her husband, Darren, since 2011. She is passionate about serving God’s people and loves working in the multiethnic ministry because it gives her the opportunity to connect pastors and churches of various ethnic groups with the headquarters team and the work being done across the denomination. Being a bridge builder particularly as it relates to our Hispanic community and helping to develop relationships and resources in Spanish is a huge part of her work as our translation specialist. When she is not serving the Church she loves organizing, crafting, spending time with her husband and connecting with family back home in Venezuela. Darren and Josmar had their first baby, Eloise, in April 2018.
Rev. Larry Salway
Wesleyan Native MinistriesRev. Larry Salway is the director of Wesleyan Native Ministries (WNM). Rev. Salway continues to be the lead pastor of the He Sapa New Life (Wesleyan Church) and lead the vast outreach of that church to the many Lakota communities in the Dakota region Salway. As a Lakota Native, he records He Sapa services in his native language and forwards the DVDs to the house churches on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Cheyenne River reservations. From the responses of house church leaders and others, Rev. Salway estimates that over 6,000 people view the sermons each week—making the extended He Sapa church one of the largest congregations in The Wesleyan Church.
Rev. Ileana Flores
She was born in Costa Rica. Her parents are Edgar Chacon and Ana Montes. She is an Ordained Minister of the Wesleyan Church, Assistant Pastor in El Monte Wesleyan Christian Church, graduated at Wesley Seminary in August 2017, M-Div. She has worked in Distrito Hispano Suroeste de la Iglesia Wesleyana since the beginning, in 2006, as Administrative Assistant until the present time and is part of the Clergy Care team for the District. She’s been married to Gerardo since Dec. 1990, has two precious treasures: Jessica, and Gerardo Jr. Her passion is teaching. She resides in California since Dic. 1988 until today.
Rev. Frankie Rodriguez
Hispanic MinistriesRev. Frankie Rodríguez is the new leader of the Hispanic Ministry of the Wesleyan Church. He is taking this leadership role after loyally serving beside Rev. Alfredo Barreno who finalized his position as Hispanic Director in the summer of 2015. Rev. Rodríguez is the principal pastor of the El Camino Wesleyan Church in Greenville, South Carolina, where he works as the principal pastor since May of 2009. Among other duties, he has been the coordinator of our three-day family conference, Campamento Renuevo, for many years. In the South Carolina district, he works with Superintendent Rev. Buddy Rampey and forms part of the Administrative Board of the District.
Black and African American MInistriesShe serves as the Assistant Pastor of Outreach at Jersey City First Wesleyan Church (A diverse Urban Community Fellowship, United in Christ) under Lead Pastor, Rev. Donavon Shoemaker. Also, she serves as the Vice President of the Local Board of Administration and provide oversight to the Sunday School. She continues to study and prepare for future Ordination under the support and guidance of the Penn-Jersey District of the Wesleyan Church, where Dr. Karl Eastlack is the District Superintendent. She has a son, Philip Micah Isaac-Thomas. She received her undergraduate education from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. She currently serves as a Child Welfare Senior Executive Administrator for the State of New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
Rev. Sule Prince
Black and African American MinistriesRev. Sule Prince earned is Bachelors of Religious Education (BRE) at Heritage College & Seminary and will complete his Master of Theology Studies (MTS) April 2018. Rev. Sule Prince is a man with a great passion for the word of God and a genuine love for people. He answered the Divine call to preaching at the age of sixteen and has been ministering the gospel since. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Oakwood Wesleyan Church and resides in Toronto with his wife and children.
Rev. Suk May Yei
Asian MinistriesSuk May Yei was born and raised in Hong Kong with both Chinese and British culture. She worked in the Banking industry in Hong Kong and then in New York City (NYC) for twenty-eight years before responding to God’s call for full-time ministry. She accepted Christ in her early years in NYC and served as the lay leader at her NYC multi-ethnic home church (Chinese, English and Spanish) for fourteen and a half years. After graduating from seminary, she served two years each in the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Chinese Church, then the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. Now she is their Cross-Cultural Ministries Pastor focusing on Prayer, Discipleship and Connection; all in cross-cultural, cross-generational context in the name of Jesus.
Rev. Gil Jun
Asian MinistriesGil has a passion for helping people to find the Heavenly Father and to have loving relationships with Him. As an ordained minister of Special Service in Pacific Southwest District of the Wesleyan Church, he has been a coordinator of the Korean Churches in the district. And also he has been involved in helping Korean pastors transfer to the Wesleyan Church by teaching classes of ‘Doctrine of Holiness’ and ‘Wesleyan Church History & Discipline’. He was originally ordained by Evangelical Holiness Church of America and transferred into the Wesleyan Church in 2004. As a result of his background, he has been a liaison to build a cooperative ministry relationship between the Wesleyan Church and the KEHC in International Conference of the Wesleyan Church. He recently translated “Holiness for Ordinary People”(by Dr. Keith Drury) into Korean and will be published in May, 2018. His passion is also in intercessory prayers. He prays with his team every Saturday morning at 6:00AM for a revival in Chino Valley in Southern California for the last 14 years.
Rev. Lexa Ennis
Multiethnic MinistriesPastor Lexa has been serving in the Wesleyan Church since 2000. After studying Intercultural Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University (1996-2000) her journey began, working at Headquarters’ Missions Department of the Wesleyan Church in the Church Relations Department. In 2001 she married Rev. Mike Ennis Jr. and they began ministry together in Virginia. Over the last 17 years of ministry together they have served within the local Wesleyan church in Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois. Pastor Lexa currently serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Broadview Wesleyan Church (since August 2010), and has served as the Chicagoland Zone Leader for the Illinois District of the Wesleyan Church since 2015. Pastor Lexa has also served the global Wesleyan local church through short term ministry to: Cambodia, Turkey and Albania. She thrives in Intercultural experiences and appreciates the variety of ways we as a church body worship Jesus. Mike and Lexa have two children, Ephraim (2007) and Gianna (2010).
Multiethnic MinistriesArlynn is the Executive Pastor (CrossRoads) & CEO at Acts of Hope Center. She has over 16 years of experience in nonprofit management. She worked as a Director of Family Wellness and Facilities Expansion for Methodist Healthcare Ministries, VP of Operations at SA Youth. She has provided support to several nonprofits and enjoys leading community impact efforts. Arlynn holds a bachelors degree in International Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Alabama, a Masters in Management and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Arlynn holds a pastoral license with the Wesleyan Church.
Rev. Reid Hettich
Multiethnic MinistriesRev. Reid provides opportunities for people to achieve their full God-given potential, with a particular emphasis on young men and women of color as Reid’s current life and ministry focus. His primary ministry assignment is Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church of Aurora, a multi ethnic, economically diverse and community focused church. Reid was born and raised in South Dakota but has lived and served in Colorado for the past 30+ years. He and his wife have four children/children in law: Tina, Seth, Tyler and Alisa and the three smartest grandchildren in the world: Trenton, Tytus and Riley.
Multiethnic MinistriesLuis was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, and grew up all over the Chicagoland area. Luis graduated from two seminaries with three degrees: a Certificate of Ministerial Arts from Ebenezer Bible Institute, a Graduate Certificate in Urban Pastoral Ministry and a Masters of Arts in Theology from Western Theological Seminary. He has a passion for seeking justice for the vulnerable and less fortunate. His work experience included at-risk-youth, rescue missions, youth pastor, and is currently planting a multiethnic church in Lansing MI.