Bishop Peter Weaver
Peter D. Weaver was raised in a parsonage family and attended W.Va.Wesleyan (BA), Drew University (M.Div.) and Boston University (Th.D.) Starting in 1971, he served United Methodist (UMC) and ecumenical congregations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. These became growing urban congregations engaged in inclusive and innovative ministries with children, youth, university students, young adults and older adults, along with persons who were homeless and poor, the arts and LGBTQ+ communities, and industrial workers and executives. He was a founder of Bethlehem Haven for women, One Voice Against Racism, and various weekly radio ministries.
In 1996, Peter was elected a United Methodist Bishop and served the Philadelphia and Boston Areas as well as a term as President of the global Council of Bishops of the UMC. He has done mission and preaching on five continents and taught in three seminaries. He and his spouse, Linda, now live in Williamsburg, VA, the geographical center of their thirteen grandchildren….and much joy.
His “life verse” is: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation!” (II Cor. 5:17)