Rev. Johnny Silva

STAFF - director/pastor

Pastor Johnny Silva began serving as Director of TCU Wesley in the July of 2018. He enjoys long walks on the beach, movie quotes, sports, and connecting with students and faculty at TCU campus. Johnny is an ordained minister in the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and serving in the Central Texas Conference.

Johnny earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UTSA. While in his last semester at UTSA, Johnny met his beautiful wife Laura at a UMSM fellowship event. A couple years later, both Johnny and Laura went on to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where they received their Master of Divinity. After graduating, they served as associate pastors at Corpus Christi First United Methodist Church for three
years. Laura went on to receive a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UTSA and serves as a Pastoral Counselor at Methodist Hospital, and Johnny served for 5 years as Campus Minister in the very United Methodist Campus Ministry where it all began. Now, he looks forward to what God has in store as he serves as Director of TCU Wesley.


When he’s not hanging out with college students at TCU, you can find Johnny at a sporting event, taking in some golf or disc golf, or living it up with his 5-year-old son "Action" Jackson, 1-year-old “Hard” Knox, and amazing wife Laura.

Liza Hawkins

STAFF - ministry assistant

Hi! I am a senior (third-year) seminarian at Brite Divinity School here at TCU. I moved here from Tennessee where I worked in campus ministry at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I am a candidate for ordination in the Lutheran (ELCA) church, and I am so excited to be working with TCU Wesley. I love campus ministry, running, coffee, and breakfast tacos. I also adore my niece and nephew and will happily provide you with cute pictures at any moment. You can usually catch me at Brite, the Wesley, or riding my bike between the two!

Anna Breck


Hi everyone! My name is Anna Breck and I am from Saint Louis, Missouri. I am a Senior Actuarial Sciences major with a minor in Economics! I am a lover of sunflowers, The Office, coffee, worship music and spending time with my people! The Wesley is not only a home away from home, but also my favorite spot to worship God with the people who hold a special place in my heart! I am honored to be the President this year and hope to help Wesley continue to be the best place ever.

Madi Beadle

leadership team member

Hi guys, I’m Madi Beadle. I’m a sophomore math major and a part of Air Force ROTC. I’m from Frisco, Texas. In my spare time, I teach marching band, and over the summer, I march drum corps. I’ve been going to the Wesley since my first week at TCU, and I’ve been in love with the community ever since. Go frogs!!

Kelly Bertrand

leadership team member

Hey guys! My name is Kelly Bertrand and I am from Tomball, Texas. I am a sophomore nursing major here at TCU. My life outside of the Wesley pretty much consists of studying and binge watching my favorite shows. I fell in love with the Wesley because there are always friendly faces here to welcome me, and it’s a place that I know I can grow in my faith. 

Kaylee Cordes

leadership team member

Hey y’all! My name is Kaylee Cordes and I’m from Southlake, Texas. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Music Education! I’m involved with the marching band, Leaders 4 Life, and the TCU flute studio. The Wesley is a home away from home and I love the small community it brings!

Sarah Crow

leadership team member

Hey, I'm Sarah Crow! I am a Senior Speech- Language Pathology major with minors in Child Development and Social Work from Lubbock, Texas. I love watching movies, traveling, and spending time with the people I love. I have been a part of Wesley since the beginning of Freshman year and have loved it since day one. Here at the Wesley I have met some of my best friends and have a family away from home.

Taylor Krause

leadership team member

Hi! My name is Taylor Krause and I am from Londonderry, New Hampshire. I am a junior Biochemistry major with a minor in Spanish! I love Netflix, nature and spending time with those closest to me! The Wesley has been a refuge for me over the past few years. It’s a place centered on love and acceptance where anyone and everyone can worship God! 

David Montequin

leadership team member

Hello everyone! My name is David Montequin and I am a  Junior Music major with a minor in Religion from Cedar Hill, TX. I have been coming to the Wesley since my Freshman year and continue to come because of how I've made friends as well as connected with people/groups both on and off campus. I am a classical saxophonist, unashamed Brony, crocheter, avid Target shopper, and professional procrastinator. I would love to learn more about all of you, let's get tea (I hate coffee) or go to Target sometime!

Sam Newcomb

leadership team member

Hey, I’m Sam Newcomb! I’m a sophomore Child Development major with a minor in Deaf/ Hard of Hearing studies from Lewisville, Texas. I love traveling, learning from new experiences, and spending quality time with those I love most. I’ve been at the Wesley since the beginning of my freshman year, and can’t wait to continue to grow with this organization!

Anna Norman

leadership team member

Hi! I’m Anna Norman, a sophomore biochemistry major and cultural awareness is health and healthcare/biology double minor from Beaumont, Texas. Some of my passions include working with children, cozy pajama pants, and chips and queso. The members of the Wesley are some of the more genuine and caring people I know, and I cannot wait to serve them as a member of leadership team!

Brandon Slate

leadership team member

Howdy! I'm Brandon Slate and I'm from Carrollton, Texas. I'm currently pursuing a degree in Music Education. I'm involved in the TCU marching band, symphonic band, and jazz ensemble. I also lead worship here at the Wesley. I love how the Wesley gives me a place to come together with friends and worship and grow as Christians!

Rebecca Thompson

leadership team member

Hey y'all! My name is Rebecca Thompson and I'm from Macon, Georgia. I'm pursuing a BFA in Theatre Studies with the goal of becoming a high school theatre teacher! I love being involved on campus, being outside, and hanging out with friends. I love the Wesley because it has given me a community of faith-driven individuals to do life with, and I can't wait to help it grow! 

Taz Turner

leadership team member, Wesley resident

Hey there! I’m blessed to be a Nursing Major and have mixed feelings about being a senior. I hail from the Central Texas Hill Country town of San Marcos, home of outlet malls and a river. My hobbies lately include: reading my bible, reading my textbooks and attending class. If you manage to catch me not doing one of those things, say hi, I’ll appreciate the conversation.

Omar Urrutia

leadership team member

Hello! My name is Omar Urrutia and I’m from Frisco, TX. I’m currently a Sophomore pursuing a degree in Music Education and planning on get a Masters in Audio Engineering! I enjoy watching movies, hanging out with friends, and I have a pet Corgi named Lily. I love how I get to worship with my close friends every week and create a closer community through the Wesley!

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