Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The following are sample news items:

Wesleyan General Superintendent meets with President Obama in Oval Office

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, recently met with President Barrack Obama at the White House in the Oval Office. She was among other faith-based leaders, meeting to talk about immigration reform.

Meet the Burpos, the family behind “Heaven is for Real”

The new movie, “Heaven is for Real” highlights young Colton Burpo, who visited heaven during a time on a hospital operating table when he was four years old. Colton’s father, Todd, is a Wesleyan pastor in Imperial, Neb. Meet the Burpos.

IWU moving forward with expansion in Australia

Indiana Business reports that The Higher Learning Commission approved Indiana Wesleyan University’s collaboration with Wesley Seminary in Sydney, Australia, laying the foundation for the seminary to be the first global Christian university in the country.