What is Freshley?

Freshley is all about helping you find your place in God’s story, at Carolina, and in Wesley.  Each week will begin with ice breakers and games to help you meet other first-years, and then the Freshley Team will lead a small group time to connect Scripture to your life as a first-year student.

Want a Freshley leader to reach out to you?  Use This Form!

When is Freshley

Freshley is on Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 PM, beginning August 24
If you have a late lab, please come after.  We designed Freshley so you won't be interrupting if you come after lab.  Seriously.  We promise.  Please come.
If you can't make it on the 8/24, you are welcome to come on future weeks!

Where is Freshley

Freshley is in our Wesley Building, 201 E. Rosemary St (the yellow building on the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets, one block off campus.

Want to walk with a group for the first Freshley on 8/24?  Meet at Ram's Plaza, the Pit or the West Tower Lobby of Granville Towers at 7:40 PM.  We'll be holding a Wesley sign!

Meet the Freshley team.

Marisa and Kevin are so excited to welcome you to campus, help you grow in your faith and have the best year possible at UNC!

Marisa Romanat

Champion Arm Wrestler
Hi friends! I’m Marisa (she/her/hers) and I’m a sophomore at UNC, double majoring in Psychology & Religious Studies. Some of my favorite things include hikes in the Western U.S., sunset walks through UNC's campus, cooking vegan food, and wearing Carolina Blue. UNC Wesley has been a grounding and welcoming space for me during the highs and lows of college. The people in this ministry reflect the image of God through their bold compassion and intentionality in meeting people where they are. I’m excited to be able to lead freshmen this year in small group and continue to foster that kind of environment where everyone is invited to the Table!

Kevin Towers

Ultimate Frisbee Famous
I'm Kevin Towers (he/him/his) and I am in my second year at Duke Divinity School. Before coming to North Carolina I attended Auburn University where I got a degree in Psychology. I enjoy playing video games, going to movies, playing sports, eating chips and queso, and going on hikes in either the eastern or western United States. I am excited to help with Freshley this year because I know the huge changes that your first year of college brings and I love being a resource and relief to people who are going through such a foundational time.

Camden Whitlock

Supreme Hamster Mom
Hi! My name is Camden Whitlock (she/her/hers) and I am a rising sophomore in UNC Wesley. I grew up within the Methodist Church at Dilworth United Methodist in Charlotte, NC and became involved with Wesley after encouragement from my youth group leader. I enjoy Wesley as a continuation of the love and community I’ve always been a part of through the church, whether that is through service, small groups, social activities or missions. On campus, I am also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, serving on their 2021-22 executive chair, a member of the UNC marathon team, and a yoga instructor for UNC campus recreation.

Interested in Freshley?

Fill out this form and a Freshley leader will be in touch soon! 

Freshley FAQ's

Check out some FAQ's about Freshley!

Will I be with the same people each week?

Depending on how many people come each week, we'll be breaking up into smaller groups so we can have good small group conversation.  The good news is you'll be in groups with different people each week so you get to meet all the Wesley First-Years.  And, the game & ice breaker time will always include everybody!

What if I come with a friend?

We will absolutely make sure you and your friend are in the same small group if that is what you would like!

Where is Freshley? 

Freshley is located in the Wesley Building at 201 E. Rosemary Street (the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets), just off campus, and just across the street from TRU Deli.

What if I have lab until 8:20 PM?

Come after lab!  Although you’ll miss the ice breaker, we intentionally designed the schedule so that you can make it in time for small group.  For real, you won’t be interrupting anything.  We designed it with you in mind.