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Rev. Dr. David Weekley

(He/Him)

Rev. Dr. David Weekley joined the staff of Rose City Park United Methodist Church as our Pastor in September, 2021. Prior to this Rev. Weekley and his spouse, Deborah lived in Hull, Massachusetts where David served St. Nicholas United Methodist Church while completing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spirituality and Practical Theology. The focus of Rev. Weekley’s research was the formation and facilitation of a retreat created specifically by and for transgender persons, a population often neglected and rejected by the Church and state. The theological basis for this work is Luke 10:25-37 known to many as The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Here, Jesus teaches that everyone is our neighbor. This is the core message of David’s message and ministry with us at Rose City Park.

Rev. Weekley served United Methodist congregations in Oregon and Idaho for twenty-eight years before returning to Boston School of Theology in 2012; the same seminary from which he graduated in 1982. This diverse background in pastoral leadership and the many skills developed during these years, combined with his recent education and research, benefits Rev. Weekley and our congregation as we work together to build an inclusive, joyful, and outward-bound community; one that truly reflects the radical hospitality Jesus embraces and describes in the story of The Good Samaritan.

 

Our doors truly are open, and we invite you to join us in the activities and opportunities that speak to your heart. 

We are disciples of Jesus Christ who are working together to build an inclusive, safe space where we can ALL worship together.  We are working to build community and are fighting for justice and peace. 

We are LOVE IN ACTION, believing in God's abundant love for each and every one of us.

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