DEACON JOHN WEIT
Deacon John Weit is called as assistant to the presiding bishop and executive for worship of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In this role, John oversees the work of the worship team within the Office of the Presiding Bishop and provides leadership on the bishop’s behalf in churchwide matters related to worship. This work includes developing and implementing strategies and resources that support worship in synods, congregations and other local worship assemblies across the ELCA as well as planning and worship leadership for churchwide events. Prior to his call to the churchwide organization, John served as musician for congregations in Pennsylvania and most recently as cantor to Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, Mass. John earned a Master of Arts in religion with a concentration in liturgy and music from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. As part of his work with the ELCA, John works closely with the board of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.