A Season of Celebration to Honor Raymond Washington
For Wesley students and graduates for generations, the gentle, listening spirit of Raymond Washington, Wesley’s longest serving community member in its 137 year history, has calmed fears and provided wisdom. His 45 year ministry of presence, mostly situated in Wesley’s Mailroom, transitioned to retirement in June 2019. In recognition for all he has been to the Wesley Community and the many lives he has touched over the years, Wesley is proclaiming a season of celebration of Raymond Washington.
Originally from South Carolina, Raymond Washington came on campus in 1974 after much encouragement to join our staff by Wesley's longtime Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Bob Green and President Doug Lewis. Over the years, and under the leadership of three Wesley presidents, Raymond filled many roles, best known for his years in our Mailroom. From that hub of Wesley life and his spot in the Refectory, Raymond became a touchpoint for many of us in our daily lives at Wesley.