Rusty Teeter - Director
Rusty has been the director of the Wesley since 1998. He is an ordained minister in the Rio Texas Annual Conference. Rusty grew up on a farm in the small West Texas town of Lockney. He graduated from McMurry University in 1991 and received his Masters of Divinity in 1998 from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Rusty has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and has a son, Stephen. Email Rusty.
ann lawton - associate director
Ann Lawton is the new associate director for the Texas Wesley and she considers this a “dream job!” Ann received her Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She moved here from Raleigh, NC, where she served as a discipleship pastor at Sunrise UMC, focusing on helping people to apprehend God’s love, come to faith and grow deeper roots in Christ. In Raleigh, she also taught in the Intensive English Program for NC State University, where she enjoyed working with students from around the world. For eighteen years, she served with Pioneers in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she focused on teaching God’s word and helping Thai women grow in knowledge, faith and love for God. Ann’s children are Bri (23) who is a recent grad of Vanderbilt and now a teacher, and Zachary (20), who is a junior at NC State University. In her free time, Ann enjoys playing tennis, gardening, reading, eating out and going to the theatre. Email Ann
Michael mcdonald - business manager
Michael McDonald has been our Business Manager since 2001. He handles all the money stuff and keeps us all on track. Michael graduated from UT in ’89 and got his MBA from St. Edwards. He enjoys cooking, camping and kayaking, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Email Michael
Chris mccormick - director of development
Chris McCormick started his college career at The University of Texas a long time ago and now he’s back. In the years in between, he has worked as a charitable fund raiser for a number of United Methodist churches and agencies, most recently The Upper Room daily devotional magazine. His job is telling people about Texas Wesley and inviting them to make gifts to help financially support the ministry. His wife, Joyce, is the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, Texas. Besides spending time with Joyce, he enjoys playing his guitar, singing, and cooking. Email Chris
austin taylor - ministry intern
Austin is a Virgo who connects strongly with his mother element of air and knows absolutely nothing about horoscopes. He graduated from UT in May of 2018 with a degree in Communication Studies, and loves making music and dad jokes. Austin is excited to take part in the ministry of the Wesley this year, and is most pumped about leading the Connect team.
EMILY GURNEY - MINISTRY INTERN
Emily dreams of being the prettiest officer the U.S. Army has ever known and hopes to revamp the Army uniform with more form flattering outfits. Emily graduated in August in 2018 with a degree in Arabic from UT, with fellowships from the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Come see her if you're having a bad day and want to watch cat videos or if you're having a good day and want to watch cat videos.
Aurora Reinmiller - Pr student assistant
Aurora is a fourth year Management Information Systems major at UT. From printing flyers to booking rooms, she is your gal if you need a student contact for anything. Alongside being the PR Student Assistant, Aurora is an active member in The Texas Wesley. Aurora loves sweet potatoes, documentaries, but most importantly her dog Beall.