After more than 45 years of faithful service to the Rhode Island Conference in a wide variety of capacities, Rhode Island Conference Business Manager George Weavill has offered his resignation and will complete his service on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
"George has served as Business Manager with love and devotion over the past 22 years," said Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Barbara Libby.
Weavill has worked with four different Conference Ministers: Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes, Rev. Charles P. Barnes, Rev. Dr. Beverley Edwards, and Rev. Barbara Libby. From 1973-1983, he served as Conference Treasurer and was a member of the Conference Board of Directors. He has also served on the Investment Committee for the Conference since 1973.
“I am very grateful for George Weavill’s many years of devotion and dedicated service to the Rhode Island Conference," said George Peters, past President of the Conference Board of Directors and a retired pastor.
Weavill's professional life also included 32 years of service to the Sears & Roebuck company, with many years as Store Manager. He continues to have an active role in the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, serving as Past President and as Treasurer, a role he has held for at least the past 25 years. He has been an active member at Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI for over 60 years.
The Rev. Robert Nolan, the Conference's new Chief Financial Officer and volunteer Treasurer, will assume Weavill's responsibilities upon his departure, Libby said.
An open house farewell reception for him will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Conference Office, 8 Summer Street, Pawtucket.
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