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.
Rev. Sam Hopson
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!
Dr. Jennifer Hasler
Ph.D. (Caltech) ‘97, MDiv (Emory) ‘20
Jennifer Hasler moved to Atlanta in 1997 to start as a faculty member at Georgia Tech. She grew up in Miami (FL), Orlando (FL), Phoenix (AZ), and lived in Pasadena (CA) for her graduate work. Jennifer has been a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1997 and continues enjoying teaching and research and the faculty advisor for Tech Wesley since 2014. Acknowledging a call to campus ministry while simultaneously being a GT faculty member, she started and finished her Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology in 2020. Jennifer enjoys being with the students at GT, whether that is in the classroom, discussions in engineering, neuroscience, and religion over beverages, or playing basketball or volleyball or indoor soccer at the CRC.