Office of the President

How We Serve

The president provides spiritual and visionary leadership in developing plans and strategies for the accomplishment of the mission of the Adventist Church in the Columbia Union territory. To that end, the president serves on numerous boards and committees and chairs the Washington Adventist University board and both healthcare systems boards.

About Dave Weigley

Dave Weigley is one of eight children raised by Adventist dairy farmers in Enders, Pa. (near Harrisburg). Because of their strong commitment, his parents sacrificed to send all their children through Christian education (seven of the eight to Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa). “From 1955-1970 there was always a Weigley at BMA,” he says. “Sometimes when they needed to pay the tuition bills, they’d sell a cow.”

Dave attended Washington Adventist University (Maryland) but graduated from Southern Adventist University (Tennessee), where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Managerial Leadership. He is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy at Andrews University (Michigan).

He has served as a pastor, evangelist, conference communication director, ministerial director, stewardship director, executive secretary, and president. His ministry has taken him to the Arizona, Carolina, Florida (9 years), Iowa-Missouri, Washington State (14 years), and Potomac conferences, as well as to Argentina, India, Peru, Hong Kong, and Russia.

Dave and his wife Becky have two adult children—Christy and Jon—and five grandchildren.

He has been serving as president of the Columbia Union Conference since 2006.

Getting in Touch

Office of the President

Telephone: (410) 997-3414

President: Dave Weigley
Office: ext. 531

Executive Assistant: Maria France
Office: ext. 531


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