Concordia Welcomes Pastor of Family Life
Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover is excited to announce the addition of Brian Weaver to its pastoral staff. Weaver will serve Concordia and the community as Pastor of Family Life. July 29 is the date church officials have set aside for a day-long roster of activities to celebrate Weaver’s ordination and installation at Concordia.
On May 18, 2012, Weaver graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Educated to serve in any capacity as a minister, Weaver is especially excited to begin work at Concordia as a Family Life Minister. Said Weaver, “That is one of my strong passions because I come from a divorced family.” Though his parents weren’t together, Weaver credits them with doing a good job of making sure he and his sister received a good education and a good Christian education. “Parents have a strong role in a child’s faith,” said Weaver.
Family Life Ministry is becoming more popular among pastors these days, explained Weaver, because pastors are coming from more diverse backgrounds. “The church at large is seeing it as a need,” Weaver commented. His first order of business when he begins work in Conover will be to “learn the congregation and learn the community,” said Weaver, who wants to discover the answer to “What does this community actually need?”
Joining Weaver at Concordia is his wife of nearly two years, Victoria Weaver. The 25 year old also is from Texas. She and Weaver met in college where Victoria, like Weaver, studied to become a Director of Christian Education. They were best friends first, and then romance bloomed, and they began dating. The couple married on August 8, 2010.
Concordia’s senior pastor, Mark Schudde, had this to say about the arrival of the Weavers: "Concordia is excited to expand our ministry to our church and school with the addition of the position Pastor of Family Life. I believe that Pastor Brian Weaver is especially gifted to fill this position. He and his wife Victoria are wonderful people who will quickly fit into our Catawba County."