Belhaven Atlanta Commencement 2016April 27, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) - Students from Belhaven's Atlanta campus will celebrate commencement on May 7, 2016. The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mount Vernon Road.

Reverend Dr. Scott Weimer, senior pastor of North Avenue Presbyterian Church, will give the commencement address this year. In 2006, Dr. Weimer was named one of Georgia Trend magazine's “100 Most Influential Georgians.” Coming from previous pastoral calls at First Church in Bradenton, Florida and Clairmont Presbyterian in Atlanta, Dr. Weimer continues his commitment to ministry in his eighteenth year of leadership at North Avenue, a church established more than a century ago.

In 2007, he led trips to Thailand, Myanmar and Honduras. In 2006, he visited North Avenue Presbyterian's sister church in Mexico City and participated in a dedication ceremony at Presbyterian University in Kenya. During the summer of 2005, after being named one of three Georgia pastors to receive the prestigious Pastoral Sabbatical Grant from the Lilly Foundation, he traveled to South Korea, China and France. For his focus on mission around the world and in Atlanta, Dr. Weimer was honored with the James H. Costen Award for Religion, given by the Interdenominational Theological Center in April 2007.

Dr. Weimer is a former moderator of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation. His community service includes service as a board member and former executive board member of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and founding board member of StreetGRACE, an organization dedicated to ending domestic sex trafficking of minors.

A native of Clay Center, Kansas, Dr. Weimer completed his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas. In 1978, he moved to Chicago to receive his Master of Divinity from Trinity Divinity School; later he earned his Master of Theology with specialization in History of Doctrine from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. In 1991, he received his Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Dr. Weimer and his wife Cynthia live in Mableton, Georgia. They have three children - daughter Christen Weimer, a graduate of Barnard College-Columbia University; son James, a graduate of the University of Georgia; and their late son Justin.

If you need further information please contactMrs. Beth Ellison at or 404-425-5590.