The Reverend Dorothy Weigert

The Reverend Dorothy Weigert


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dorothy Weigert, who died on Saturday, February 25, 2017 after a long illness. Dorothy was born August 29, 1947. She lived with her family in Fountain Inn, SC, and had been on a medical leave of absence from the New York Conference since April 2012.

Dorothy served the New York Conference for more than 30 years. Churches she pastored were:  East Berlin UMC in CT; Rhinebeck and Hillside UMCs in NY; Grace UMC in Lindenhurst, NY; Stevens Memorial UMC in South Salem, NY and East Avenue UMC in Norwalk, CT; and Red Hook and Rowe UMCs in Red Hook, NY. Prior to joining the New York Conference, Dorothy worked for UM Global Ministries from 1979 to 1983.

Dorothy loved children and entertaining them. She was a semi-professional clown, and enjoyed “clowning around” with the children at her local church even while on medical leave.

Dorothy requested there be no formal memorial or service.