Campus Pastors

photo of Rev. Mary HaggardRev. Mary K. Haggard

Rev. Haggard is the Executive Director of the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at the University of Delaware (UD) and maintains an office for her ministry among UD students in our facility. She is excited to be part of both the UD and Newark United Methodist Church faith communities.

Rev. Haggard is a native-born Texan who grew up in Maryland and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was known as “Mary, the Methodist.” At one time, she played an integral role within our church family for several years as leader of our youth fellowship while also working as campus pastor. She calls NUMC her church home and participates in leadership roles to the extent that she can, including leading Bible studies and leading as a singer in the praise band during our praise worship (SonSpirit).

Rev. Haggard is also Regional Staff Person for the Northeast Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

photo of Rev. Ward MesickRev. Ward Mesick

Rev. Mesick is campus pastor of the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at UD and maintains an office for his ministry among UD students in our facility.

Rev. Mesick was born and raised in Delaware and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. He has pastored at several churches and now assists the Wesley Foundation through Bible study, devotionals, and administrative work.

His wife, Metty, is a chaplain and CPE supervisor at the Christiana Care Wilmington Campus.  They have two daughters, Elyse and Adalia, who can often be heard throughout the church.

> Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at the University of Delaware