Bishop Peter D. Weaver will serve as interim bishop of Virginia Conference


 Bishop Weaver

March 6, 2019 -- The Rev. Tom Berlin, co-chair of the Committee on Episcopacy, shared today that Bishop Peter (Pete) D. Weaver will begin his duties as interim bishop of the Virginia Conference effective tomorrow, Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019.

Peter D. Weaver was born into a parsonage family in Greenville, Pa.  Following education at W. Va. Wesleyan (BA), Drew University (MDiv) and Boston University (ThD) he served United Methodist churches in Pittsburgh, Pa. for 25 years focusing on making disciples through ministries with youth, young adults, older adults, the homeless, industrial workers and executives and with weekly radio broadcasts.  He was a founder of “Bethlehem Haven” for homeless women and “One Voice Against Racism.”

In 1996, he was elected a bishop and served the Philadelphia Area (1996-2004) and Boston Area (2004-2012).  From 2012-16 Bishop Weaver served in Washington, DC as Executive Secretary of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and now serves as Bishop-in-Residence at Drew University Theological School.

Pete (as he prefers to be called) and his spouse Linda now live in Williamsburg, Va. and have eight grown daughters and twelve grandchildren.  Along with enjoying family, Pete plays the trombone, does woodworking, water sports, and helping with ministry with persons who are homeless.

His “life verse” is:  “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation!”  (II Cor. 5:17)

You can view his full biography at https://vaumc.org/pages/news/va-news/vanews_bishopweaverbio

Bishop Weaver will be sharing his warm welcome to the Virginia Conference by the end of this week.

Please continue to be in prayer for Bishop Lewis. Her next hip surgery is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Richmond. Bishop Lewis will be on a six-month medical leave. For more information, visit https://www.vaumc.org/pages/news/2019vanews/2019vanews_bishopmedicalleave.

 

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