purpose and values

who we are

For over 100 years, sacred collective – formerly known as the Wesley Center – has partnered with students at the University of Iowa to create a spiritual home on campus, nurture justice-seeking leaders, and pattern our lives in rhythms of grace, solidarity, and deep connection with each other, the Divine, and the Earth.  We have courageously stood by our commitments to peace, anti-racism, and the sacred worth of queer and trans people in the face of opposition from our government and religious denomination.  We are proud to be a place to creatively explore spirituality in an anti-racist, queer-led, intersectional justice seeking community.


To invite and partner with students to seek justice, to encounter community, and to linger in Divine truths.


A place to creatively explore spirituality in community.


  • Authenticity
  • Courage
  • Community
  • Justice
  • Healthy & Sustainable Leadership
  • Hospitality