Our Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Kendrick D. Weaver spends his time exploring the depths of simplicity, silence, biblical meditation and prayer. He seeks to enrich communities through teaching the principles and practices of the early church and Hebraic prophetic tradition. 

His faith was reawakened with a discovery of the Christian monastic tradition. Invigorated by this encounter, he pursued and completed his doctoral studies under monastic teachers in the Augustinian, Franciscan, and Carmelite traditions. After those studies, he delved into the Semitic languages of Jesus.  

He studied philosophy at American University and went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School as well as a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Washington Theological Union. As a certified consulting hypnotist and meditation instructor, Dr. Weaver has specialized training in subconscious states such as autogenics, heart center hypnotherapy and medical meditation.  Rev. Weaver is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, the pastor of Union United Methodist Church, and the founder of the Sleeping with God Meditation Center. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling work, Meditate Like Jesus: Uncover the Meditative Practices of Jesus.  He is married to Lynnette Weaver and the two reside in Upper Marlboro, MD.