Bama Wesley’s Executive Staff consists of our pastoral staff as well as any associate directors. The Executive Staff serves on a permanent basis, and is responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the ministry.
Rev. Wade LangerCampus Pastor
Wade grew up in Trussville, Alabama and felt a call to ministry in his teenage years. He earned a B.A. degree in Religion from Birmingham-Southern College in 2006, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2009. Before being appointed to the Tuscaloosa area after his ordination as an Elder in 2011, Wade was a youth pastor for five years, and an Associate Minister at First United Methodist Church of Trussville for four years, where he served as the primary pastor for contemporary worship and student ministries. In addition to serving as the Campus Pastor at Bama Wesley and the Director of Campus Ministries for the North Alabama Annual Conference, Wade is completing is Doctor of Ministry through Asbury Theological Seminary and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Honors College at The University of Alabama.
Rev. John FleischauerExecutive Pastor
John is originally from Decatur, Alabama, and graduated from Alabama in 2014 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a depth study in emergency management. As Executive Pastor, John’s primary role is to oversee the business and operational aspects of Bama Wesley. In addition to serving at Bama Wesley, John serves in the Office of Connectional Ministries and Leadership Development of the North Alabama Conference, and is completing his Master of Divinity degree through Asbury Theological Seminary. When he’s not busy being a professional Methodist, John enjoys travel (usually by train), photography, and drinking more coffee than most doctors have advised is safe for normal humans.
Bama Wesley’s Programming Staff consists of our interns and coordinators, who provide leadership over our core ministry areas of Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Outreach, and Call Discovery; as well as our Communications and Game Day teams. Any student entering their sophomore year or later is invited to apply each spring for one of our intern positions, and additional details can be found here.
Sam DonleyFellowship Intern
Logan HendersonWorship Intern
John Austin HigginbothamCall Discovery Intern
Amelia VolpeCommunications Intern
Jonathan HolleGame Day Intern
David ConourWorship Leader
David is the worship leader for the Rising. Born in Vestavia Hills, AL, David graduated with his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2017 and will continue to pursue an MBA at the University of Alabama in 2018. David’s passion for music first began at age 11 when he picked up a guitar for the first time. Throughout high school, he developed his passion as a worship leader for the Vestavia Hills UMC youth band. His love of worship leadership, as well as his United Methodist upbringing, ultimately led him to his current leadership position at Bama Wesley. In his spare time, David enjoys listening to music, going to the lake, and playing video games with his friends.