Rev. Eddie Kahler

Pastor/Director

Eddie is an ordained elder in the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School (MDiv ’17). Eddie comes to TCU Wesley from Genesis UMC in southwest Fort Worth, where he previously served as the associate pastor.  


Eddie and his wife, Laura, met as undergrads at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas (he studied Christian ministry; she studied nursing). The two graduated and were married in the summer of 2014 before moving to Durham, NC, for seminary. Eddie and Laura have lived in Fort Worth for the last five years. Laura currently serves as a nurse supervisor at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Aside from ministry, Eddie enjoys cooking, following a collection of sports teams, and spending time with Laura and their dog, Ruby. 


Eddie comes to TCU Wesley with experience in urban and rural church settings as well as campus ministry. He is passionate about coming alongside people on their journey to faith in Christ.

Lexi Pepper

Student President

Hi y’all! My name is Lexi Pepper, and I’m an Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Psychology double major with a Leadership Emphasis from Plano, Texas. I love olympic weightlifting, good food, plants, and of course, The Wesley! The Wesley has been my rock these past two years, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve this amazing community.

Devon Arndt

Service & Missions

Hi, my name is Devon Arndt and I am a senior Ranch Management major minoring in History and Education. When I am not at the Wesley, picking Eddie’s brain, you can find me at the TCU Rec Center lifting most days. You could also find me at the Ranch Management building studying, working on projects, or practicing my roping skills with fellow classmates. The reason I love coming to the Wesley is because I grew up in a small town here in Texas, so I feel more comfortable in smaller groups and building on those relationships. I find that the Wesley and Eddie really set the environment where I can grow in my faith as well as grow lasting relationships. At the Wesley, 3 things are certain; your bellies will be full of the great food that is graciously provided for us, you will be seen as a brother/sister in Christ and not as just a number, and you will be allowed to question and seek answers as you grow in your relationship with God. If you ever see me at the Wesley or around campus, I'd be happy to talk and get to know you. I'd love to answer any questions about ranching, agriculture or anything you want to talk about. See you at the Wesley and GO FROGS! 

Jared Haisel

Secretary

Hi! I’m Jared Hainsel. I’m a transfer student from McMurry University in Abilene. I’m a jr studying BFA with an emphasis in acting. I also enjoy, film, computer science, and of recently the Wesley. I like this community because of how welcoming and encouraging everyone is, and its a great place to grow spiritually.

Bella Perez

Community

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Emma Piyakhun

Worship

Hi everyone! My name is Emma Piyakhun and I'm from Melissa, TX. I'm a junior music education major with a minor in child develpoment! I love cooking, meeting new people, and watching good tv shows! The Wesley is one of my favorite places on campus, and I can't wait to serve on the leadership team!

Mariah Fusco

Associate Director

My name is Mariah Fusco and I am from Boyd, Texas. I graduated from McMurry University in 2019 where I majored in Christian Ministry and minored in Sociology. Following my degree from McMurry University I received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Along with ministry, I enjoy gardening, writing, video games, and taking my dog (Buddy) for his afternoon walk!

Raina Armstrong

Outreach

Hey everyone! I'm Raina and I'm a junior from The Colony, Texas majoring in Spanish and Youth Advocacy. I love running, reading, learning languages, and exploring new music. The Wesley has had a huge impact on my college experience so far, and I'm excited to continue as part of leadership team this year!

Trey Fruend

Outreach

Hi everybody; I’m Trey! I’m a senior economics, political science and biology major from St. Louis! I enjoy running, traveling and learning new things. I love coming to Wesley and am excited for the future of this community!

Cara Kusenberger

Freshley

My name is Cara Kusenberger, and I'm the Freshley coordinator here at TCU Wesley. Freshley is a first-year experience program that helps freshmen transition into college and take ownership of their faith through a weekly Bible study and a peer mentor program. Outside of the Wesley, I am also a resident assistant at Foster Hall and am involved with many other organizations. I'm going into my last semester, graduating in December 2022, with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in the habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing. Some other things that I enjoy are drinking tea and going on walks.

Madelyn Peterson

Community

Hi y’all! I’m Madelyn Peterson, a Music Education major from Haslet, TX. In my spare time, I love to read, cook, hang out with friends and family, and play / listen to music. I’m so excited to serve the Wesley and it’s people, for all the ways this community has been a blessing to me while I’ve been at TCU!