Weaverland is led by a team of individuals who are called from within the congregation to serve in bi-vocational or full-time positions. Their diverse experience and gifts bring a unique balance to the leadership team, which shares responsibility for preaching, teaching and administration. As they work together, the team demonstrates a spirit of unity which encourages unity within the congregation.
Brian has served Weaverland full-time as Lead Pastor since 2005 while serving bi-vocationally since 1997. Prior years in the marketplace provided him great preparation for ministry. Brian’s heart and passion is connecting persons and the local community with Jesus Christ in everyday life. He earned a Master of Arts in Church Leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. His favorite authors are N.T. Wright, Philip Yancey, and Max Lucado. Hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, hunting, and reading. Brian and his wife, Shirley, are parents of four grown children and thoroughly enjoy their grandchildren.
Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach
Al joined the Pastoral Team in September 2018. He is amazed at the rescuing grace and steadfast loving-kindness of God and passionate about adding value to people and processes to develop life-long followers of Jesus Christ. A native of Lancaster County, Al grew up in Germany. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cairn University, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He loves introducing people to the rich spiritual heritage and breath-taking beauty of Lancaster County, which he will tell you is best experienced by bicycle. Al and Kim are parents of four adult children and enjoy spending time together at the beach.
Pastor of Student Ministries
Brandon began his role at Weaverland as Pastor of Student Ministries in 2019. He was born and raised in Lancaster County. Brandon graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Youth and Young Adult Ministries. His passion for youth ministry sparked and ignited after serving several years at Woodcrest Retreat and Stumptown Mennonite Church. His goal and desire is to equip and empower children, youth, and young adults towards a deeper relationship with Christ. Brandon is the youngest of four brothers. He enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends and family. He is very competitive and enjoy playing basketball, spikeball, and Uno.
Director of Children’s Ministries
Abigail joined the Weaverland community in August 2019 as a children’s ministry intern and later as the Director of Children’s Ministry in April 2020. She was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois where her passion for children’s ministry grew through her involvement in her church and at Upper Peninsula Bible Camp in northern Michigan where she attended and served for many summers. God led her to attend Moody Bible Institute in 2015, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Children and Family Ministry before moving to Lancaster County in May 2019 where she now lives with her husband, Michael. She enjoys creative projects, drinking coffee and spending time outside enjoying God’s beautiful creation.
Pastor of Care Ministries
Rodney was called to serve as a deacon at Weaverland in 2008, where he attended all his life. Rodney has a heart to serve God wherever he is and to minister to the needs of people around him. Rodney and his wife, Faith, have three daughters, Kiana, Siera and Maria, and two sons, Zachary and Benjamin. Rodney is employed as a land surveyor for a local company and his hobbies include spending time outdoors and reading. Rodney and Faith homeschool their children and they enjoy going to the cabin, taking field trips, listening to audio books, and spending time together as a family.
Pastor of Worship Arts
Steve Martin began his role as Pastor of Worship in January of 2016, and is enjoying seeing many persons involved in the Weaverland worship services. He desires to see glory and honor brought to our God through authentic worship. Steve and his wife, Sharon, have three daughters, Lauren, Kate and Sara. He is employed in sales for a local building supply company where he enjoys interacting with customers. He enjoys being with his family, listening to music, reading, and home improvement projects.
Pastor of Life Ministries
Dale began as Pastor of Life Ministry at Weaverland in 2020. He is amazed at how Christ leads His people through the ups & downs of life and encourages them to have the courage to follow Christ. Dale and his wife, Jill, have two children and live in Blue Ball, PA. He is also employed as a dairy nutritionist working with local farms. He enjoys traveling, boating & skiing, online sales, and reading with some of his favorite authors, such as Ravi Zacharias, C.S. Lewis, & Oswald Chambers. He enjoys a good, unexpected adventure as well, especially if that adventure involves his family.
Eric was installed as a bishop of the Weaverland-Northeast District of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference in October 2020 and has been serving as the pastor of the Blainsport Mennonite Church since 2006. Eric and his wife, Cheryl, have three adult children. He values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be. He earned a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College in 2015, and later a Master’s in Ministry with a Pastoral Studies concentration from Capital Seminary in 2019. Eric enjoys fly-fishing, golfing with his sons and dabbling in cooking. His life verse and centering point for ministry is 1 Corinthians 15:58.