Wesley MDIV Student
Meet Lea Gilmore
Second-year Master of Divinity Student — Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement, Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD. International performer of traditional African American music.
"As a nontraditional student with years of life experience, I knew I wanted to attend a welcoming and deeply spiritual environment that fully embraced where I am at this time in my life. After extensive research, including Ivy League universities, I was incredibly impressed by Wesley’s holistic approach to Christian education; empowering students with superior scholarship and real-world experiences -- creating informed and compassionate ministry leaders. I know that my education and experiences at Wesley will greatly inform my work."
Hear What Lea Has to Say about Wesley's MDiv!
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Formed for Ministry
The Wesley MDiv provides spiritual formation, supportive community, theological grounding, and diverse hands-on ministry experiences that transform students into Christian leaders committed to serving God and the world.
Only At Wesley
Whether you choose the traditional MDiv residential program, either full-time or as a part-time commuting student, or embrace our exciting new Hybrid MDiv Experience, you will benefit from Wesley’s world-class faculty and diverse student body in the setting of Washington, DC, where singular opportunities exist to see the intersection of faith and politics and access resources and networks only available in the nation’s capital.
Meeting Students’ Needs
Wesley’s new Hybrid MDiv Experience responds to students seeking to access Wesley’s multi-faceted formation and seminary community experiences when unable to relocate to Washington due to work, family or ministry responsibilities. Now you can complete your 4 year Hybrid MDiv Experience degree with only 8 in total intensive weeks on campus – with the remainder of your coursework completed online.
The intensive weeks will ensure students have both in-classroom and extra-curricular time to build relationships with faculty and students, be renewed spiritually and take advantage of Wesley’s location in Washington, DC to have an authentic Wesley experience of integrating learning, ministry and life together.
Wesley is committed to helping its students graduate as debt-free as possible. In addition to accessing a wide range of Wesley merit scholarships and federal aid, you can make your MDiv more affordable by studying part-time, pastoring a church (through our student pastor program), working on campus as a residential student, or remaining in your own work/life context as a hybrid student. Learn more here.
We will work with you to make your Wesley MDiv affordable.