Rev. Geoff Beakley
Senior Campus Minister
BSME (Georgia Tech) '94, MDiv (Emory) '18
Geoff Beakley was born in Princeton, New Jersey but his family soon moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Henderson High School in Dekalb County and developed an aptitude for math and science. He attended Georgia Tech where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. Acknowledging a call to ministry after a 21-year career in technical sales, Geoff went on to complete a Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology in 2018. He currently is working under a dual appointment with The United Methodist Church as an associate minister at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and the Director of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech. Geoff and his wife Leigh enjoy spending time with their two Labradoodles, Noah and Fin. His deep love for God and neighbor fuels his passion for higher education ministry and he’s extremely excited and grateful to serve the students of his alma mater of Georgia Tech.
Associate Campus Minister
BSPSYC (ETSU) '15, MDiv (Emory) '18
Sam Hopson was born in Johnson City, Tennessee and graduated from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in May of 2015 with a B. S. in Psychology. While serving at the Wesley foundation in college, Sam embraced his call to ministry and decided to immediately move to Atlanta after graduating to pursue this call. He graduated from Candler School of Theology with a Master in Divinity in 2018. Sam's passion for higher education ministry, specifically the Wesley Foundation, is to allow students to realize their potential call to ministry and help them to build a deeper relationship with God. Outside of the Wesley Foundation, Sam enjoys playing guitar, exploring Atlanta and the surrounding outdoors, and making s'mores ice-cream sandwiches
Yeojin Kwak Hopson (Jin) is originally from Seoul, South Korea and graduated from Methodist Theological University (MTU) in August of 2012 with a Bachelor in Theology. Deciding to study abroad, she continued her studies in America and graduated from Candler School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in 2018. She has served in various ministerial settings including working for the homeless, prison ministries, chaplaincy in a hospital, and in the local church. Jin is excited to join Tech Wesley and build the kingdom of God together "where no one is left behind and everyone feels welcome." In her free time, Jin loves spending time with her dog, Charlie and enjoys reading books, doing yoga, and walking mindfully.