Brittney Weaver was raised in McClure, Pennsylvania, by her parents, Nelson and Brenda Wright. She was baptized on May 17th, 1987, at Lauver’s United Methodist Church. As a child, she attended Lauver’s UMC with her parents and paternal grandparents. In 2002, she was invited by one of her friends to attend a youth group meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in McClure. In 2003, she attended the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Youth Gathering in Atlanta, Georgia. It wasn’t long after the conference that she decided to proceed with confirmation to become a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. During and after her confirmation, she was involved in the church choir, youth group, and at times was the assisting minister, lay reader, and greeter.
Until 2004, Brittney attended West Snyder High School. While at West Snyder, she was involved in student council, chorus, and field hockey. In her junior year of high school, she was elected West Snyder’s last student council president. She was part of the joint committee of Middleburg and West Snyder students to develop the new Midd-West High School’s mascot and colors. During her first and senior year at Midd-West, she served as the student representative on the district’s school board. When Brittney wasn’t at school, she could be found working at the Middlecreek Area Community Center. She would assist in supervising youth lock-ins, basketball leagues, and summer day camps. She greatly enjoyed working with the youngest group of children ages three to Pre-K.
Upon graduating high school, Brittney attended Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania majoring in sport administration with the goal of becoming a scholastic athletic director. While at the Haven, she was involved with the Sport Admin Society and served as the secretary for two years. She also received outstanding freshman, sophomore, and junior award in her major. Brittney did her internship at Bucknell University in the recreation department and later graduated from college in December 2008.
Early 2008, Brittney met her now husband Zeb Weaver through mutual friends. On February 5th, 2009, their son, Ace, was born. Ace was born 16 weeks early weighing less than a pound and spent the first 106 days of his life at the NICU at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. As you can imagine, having faith and praying daily was a large part of the new family’s life. On May 22, 2009, Ace was finally able to come home with his parents. Brittney and Zeb later married on October 1st, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Their son Ace was baptized at the same church in February 2012.
From October 2009 to March 2011, Brittney was employed at ManorCare Nursing Home as the Alzheimer’s and dementia recreation programmer. From March 2011 to the present, Brittney has been working for the Department of Human Services at Selinsgrove Center where she supports self-advocates in reaching their personal life goals and have an everyday life. Brittney is an American Heart Association CPR instructor and a certified nonviolent crisis intervention advanced physical skills instructor. She is also a Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador and the commonwealth’s state centers lead for Community of Practice’s Charting the LifeCourse committee.
Since 2011, Brittney and her family have been residing in Paxtonville. They have been involved with the Paxtonville Area Community Organization where Brittney has served as the treasurer since 2016. She also has served as secretary of Middleburg Elementary School’s PTO for two years. The whole Weaver family is involved in Middleburg’s Scouting program as Ace proceeds on his journey through scouting.
The Weaver family’s journey to PUMC began with Ace attending vacation bible school. During the 2017-2018 school year, Ace became more active in PUMC’s ROCK and SMASH groups. This led the whole family to start attending PUMC services on a regular basis. On August 12, 2018, the Weaver family became official members of PUMC. Brittney is a member of the choir and a ROCK youth group leader for the Pre-K through third grade group. During Brittney’s downtime, she enjoys reading a variety of genres, watching her favorite programs The Waltons, Golden Girls, Criminal Minds, Matlock, When Calls the Heart, The Good Witch, and Hallmark or Hallmark Movie & Mystery movies, especially those starring her favorite actresses Candance Cameron Bure and Lacey Chabert, going to yoga classes, camping, playing board and card games, and spending time with family and friends.