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:

Lee Rickman remembered

Lee Rickman, a sixth grade teacher at Wesleyan Christian Academy (WCA) in High Point, N.C., passed away last weekend while on a mission trip to Jamaica. His father, Tim Rickman, serves as principal of WCA and shares about his son’s life and his tragic death in a recent video interview with an area news station.

Annual Milton Mile benefits youth group

Walkers, runners, and cyclists participated in the 4th annual Milton Mile, a fundraiser for the youth group at The Water’s Edge in Milton, Del.

SWU admissions coordinator remembered fondly

DePayne Middleton-Doctor was one of nine killed in the Charleston, S.C., attack at Emanuel AME Church. Her friend remembers the SWU admissions coordinator as someone who was “dedicated to her Christian faith.”

OKWU to participate in week-long festival

Oklahoma Wesleyan University will participate in OK Mozart, the state’s premiere music festival.

Manager at natural gas company furthering education at IWU

Jason Armold, a former plumber and current operations manager for a northern Indiana natural gas and electric provider, is enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University to obtain his MBA. He’s also been away from the formal education setting for more than 20 years.

Photo of Kansas police officer goes viral

Officer Andy Black was serving an off-duty assignment at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas, when he got a call of a young woman having a seizure. What he did next has captured extreme interest online, going viral quickly. Officer Black attends Impact Fellowship Church in Overland Park. Watch an interview with Officer Black here.

IWU grads want to bring hope to homeless in Ohio

Austin and Darcy Bonds of Dallas, Texas, are hoping to extend their ministry and help homeless people in central Ohio.

Nine Charleston shooting victims remembered

The nine victims of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting are being remembered by loved ones. One of the victims is DePayne Middleton-Doctor, admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University-Charleston campus.

Chaldean bishop speaks about Iraqis Christians’ commitment to Jesus

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo recently spoke at the Future Conference, hosted by Skyline Wesleyan Church. He said Iraqi Christians have been proudly losing their lives in the name of Jesus long before ISIS began slaughtering masses of Christians.

Canadian church will soon “go solar”

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Hammonds Plains will soon install 44 solar panels on part of the roof of the building, helping reduce its power bill.