Slade wins Asbury Award for Wesley work


Janis Slade of Long Beach was presented the Francis Asbury Award at the 2009 session of the Mississippi Annual Conference.

The Asbury award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to higher education and campus ministry at the local, district, or annual conference level of the church.

Slade is campus minister at the Wesley Foundations at both the Jefferson Davis Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport and the Gulf Coast Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi located in Long Beach. After many years of serving in children’s and youth ministries she put together an advisory board and started the Wesley Foundation in Gulfport nine years ago and the one in Long Beach in August 2008.