Bishop Peter David Weaver

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 twenty-five years focusing on “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ” 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).  During this time he served a term as President of the global Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church and served on many community, church and ecumenical boards.  He has been engaged in mission and preaching on five continents and taught in four Seminaries.  From 2012-16 Bishop Weaver served in Washington, DC as Executive Secretary of the UM 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)


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