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Coordinating Council

The students on the Coordinating Council (CoCo) work to ensure that Wesley runs smoothly each week! From organizing and setting up large group to coordinating fun weekend retreats and praying for each and every one of you each week, CoCo members do it all. If you ever have a question or want a friendly face to meet you somewhere on campus, rest assured that you can reach out to any CoCo member! Click the drop downs to learn more about each CoCo member. 

If you're a first year interested in being on CoCo look out for info about our First Year Rep coming later this fall. If you're interested in serving on next year's CoCo, keep an eye out for more details in the spring semester.

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Rev. Oliver Helsabeck - Campus Minister

(336) 408-9041

helsabow@wfu.edu

Oliver is the campus minister from Tobaccoville, NC. He graduated from Appalachian State with a BS in English with minors in Music and History. Later, he got his master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. His unpopular opinion is that he does not like coffee, sweet tea and Mt. Dew Zero are his caffeine fixes! Oliver’s favorite bible verse 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your worries on him because he cares for you.” He loved being active in the Wesley Foundation at ASU and it became a home away from home and the place where he made lifelong friends. He wants to make Wake Wesley that same safe place where everyone can share their gifts, make friends, grow in faith and experience the love of Jesus in real, tangible ways.

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Kiyo Takahashi - Co-President

(919) 360-4745

takakj20@wfu.edu

Kiyo is a Senior Applied Statistics major with Math and Computer Science minors from Durham, NC. She is serving as the Co-President of Wake Forest Wesley this year. Her unpopular opinion is that she does not like butter. Kiyo’s favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV), “do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. ” She is so excited to work with this year’s Coordinating Council and the campus minister, Oliver. She can’t wait to continue to create a tight-knit faith-based community on Wake's campus!

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Jayne Flynn - Co-President

flynj20@wfu.edu

Jayne is a Senior from Richland, MI majoring in History and minoring in English. She is serving as the Co-President of this year’s Coco. Her unpopular opinion is that a spoon is the only utensil fit for Mac and Cheese. Jayne’s favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” She is excited to serve on Coco this year and see how Wesley will grow throughout the year. She always looks forward to Thursday night large groups and can’t wait to see what other fun events we will have in the fall!

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Leah Cabiness - Treasurer

cabilm21@wfu.edu

Leah is a Junior from Archdale, NC who will be serving as this year’s Treasurer on Coco. She is a Religious Studies major. Her unpopular opinion is that pickles are severely underrated (she had to say it!). Leah's favorite bible verse is 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” She loves the community found at Wesley and can't wait to be part of Coco! 

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Douglas Giles - Worship Coordinator

gilead21@wfu.edu

Douglas is a Junior from Winston-Salem, NC and will be serving as the Worship Coordinator on Coco this year. He is an Environmental Science major and a Writing minor! His unpopular opinion is that pineapple and bacon are the best pizza toppings. Douglas’s favorite bible verse is Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” He is looking forward to starting worship again while getting more involved in Wesley!

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Margaret Williams - Co-MANNA Representative

willm222@wfu.edu

Margaret is a sophomore from Atlanta, GA and will be serving as the MANNA Representative on Coco this Fall. She is majoring in English and Political Science. Her unpopular opinion is that pineapple is amazing on pizza. Margaret’s favorite bible verse is 1 John 4:7, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” She loves the community and the caring nature of Wesley and can't wait to lead events this Fall.

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Abigail Richardson - Co-MANNA Representative

richae22@wfu.edu

Abigail is a sophomore who hopes to major in Accounting and minor in German from Allen, TX. She is serving as the MANNA Representative on Coco this Spring. Her unpopular opinion is that cookies are best at room temperature. Abigail’s favorite bible verse is Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” What Abigail loves most about Wesley is definitely the people. They are some of the most gracious, kind, and inclusive beings you’ll meet. Every text or call she receives reminds her how loved she is. She can’t wait to see them again this spring and give everyone big ol’ hugs!!!

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Margaret Williams - Co-MANNA Representative

willm222@wfu.edu

Margaret is a sophomore from Atlanta, GA and will be serving as the MANNA Representative on Coco this Fall. She is majoring in English and Political Science. Her unpopular opinion is that pineapple is amazing on pizza. Margaret’s favorite bible verse is 1 John 4:7, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” She loves the community and the caring nature of Wesley and can't wait to lead events this Fall.

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Andie Coffie - Mission and Outreach Coordinator

coffar19@wfu.edu

Andie is a senior from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in History with a minor in Religious Studies. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Her unpopular opinion is that soda is overrated. She loves the amazing people at Wesley and the wonderful faith based community it provides. She can’t wait to serve others this year through various events and projects! 

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Sadie Scott - First Year Representative

scotse23@wfu.edu

Sadie is a freshman from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is majoring in Pre-Business with a double minor in Religious Studies and Music. Her favorite Bible verse is John 13:34 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” Her unpopular opinion is that hot chocolate is nasty. Sadie loves the fellowship that Wesley provides and is so excited to connect with the rest of the freshmen class!

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