Our son, Jonathan Alan Weant
, and his
wife, The Rev. Laura Voelkert Weant, are both 2005 graduates of Lenoir-Rhyne University
Following a year of graduate study in Germany at Tubingen University, Jonathan and Laura returned to Dallas and in 2007 entered the ELCA candidacy process and engaged in seminary / graduate studies at The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) and Duke Divinity School.
Having completed their year of Lutheran studies at LTSS, Jonathan and Lauracompleted their third year of academic work and graduated from Duke Divinity School with M.Div. degrees in May 2010.
During the summer of 2010 they served on the staff of Agape - Kure Beach Ministries.
In September 2011, they completed their year of supervised internship through LTSS, with Jonathan serving an internship at Grace Lutheran, Boone, N.C. and Laura serving an internship at Bethany Lutheran and the Boone cluster of Lutheran congregations.
Both Laura and Jonathan
continued serving in their current ministries until August 2012.
On July 19, 2012, Jonathan
and Laura became the parents of our third grandchild, Bethany Darcell Weant.
Currently Laura is serving as part time pastor in the Boone area and Jonathan is currently working with a local home builder in the Boone area.
has been accepted into Ph.D. programs at Dayton, Marquette and Catholic Universities
hopes to puruse theological graduate studies through a teaching fellowship at one of these Universities in the near future.
Also included in our immediate family is Pastor Weant's mother, Margaret Stirewalt Weantof Salisbury, N.C. and Linda's sister, Sarah Diane Morgan, a 1977 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University with a BS degree in nursing.
Clockwise starting at the upper left: Rebekah Weant Costello, Andrew Costello, Michael Costello, Linda Morgan Weant, Jonathan Weant
, Margaret Stirewalt Weant, Laura Voelkert Weant, Gary Weant & Sarah Diane Morgan. (Not pictured are Lydia Costello and Bethany Weant who were not born at the time this picture was taken -- a situation we hope to remedy with an updated family picture in the near future!)