Who We Are

United Wesley of Miami is a cooperative campus ministry of the United Methodist Church serving the campuses of Florida International University and the University of Miami. We seek to empower students to gain a sense of God’s call on their life by fostering intentional Christian Community that engages in worship, service, and small groups.

Our team

Paola Lemus Bustillos


Paola Lemus Bustillos, a founding team member of FIU-MDC Wesley, joins the ministry as the new Executive Director of the United Wesley of Miami.


Paola was raised in Miami and is a graduate Florida International University. She completed her Masters of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. 


Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for the UCF Wesley at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Prior to that she was the Family Discipleship Minister at Epworth United Methodist and Community Organizer at Gaithersburg Beloved Community in Maryland and a Global Mission Fellow  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Paola served as a Pastoral intern at First United Methodist Church Miami in 2018.


Paola and her husband David, believe God has been preparing  them for ministry in South Florida and Paola is elated to continue her call of serving college students. Paola and David enjoy traveling and spending time with their two Frenchies, Yoda and Khan.

Jonathan Reichenberger
Associate Director


Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Jonathan Reichenberger is currently pursuing a Masters in Health Administration.


He first got involved in United Wesley during his junior year at UM, and his favorite Wesley event is Sunday service. Outside of Wesley, Jonathan enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and playing piano. A fun fact about Jonathan is he had a piano performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City!