Chester Weaver is a son of the Lancaster Conference Mennonite Church (baptized 1965) and also a son of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church, becoming a member in 1972. He transitioned to the Amish-Mennonite expression of Anabaptism in 1994 and has continued in that tradition to the present.
He has taught full time in Christian Day schools for 36 years, twelve years in Pennsylvania at the Allen Christian Day School and at the Rheems Mennonite School, sixteen years at Grandview/Osceola, Texas, and eight years at the Hebron Christian School in Lagrange County, Indiana. He has also taught more than twenty years in youth Bible Schools such as Calvary Bible School, (Calico Rock, Arkansas), and in the Area Wide Bible Schools.
He serves as Administrative Dean of The Shepherd's Institute, a traveling, week-long pastor training effort. He has regularly spoken at the annual Anabaptist Identity Conference. He serves on the board responsible for Anabaptist Perspectives. Recently he has become a consultant to Sattler College in Boston Massachusetts, serving as liaison between the Anabaptist community and Sattler College.
He married Barbara Sauder in 1974. Their union is blessed with eight children, three in California, two in Texas, two in Virginia, and one in Ireland. Presently they have forty-one grandchildren.
Chester was ordained in 1997 and maintains an active interest in Anabaptist history and theology, always hoping to stimulate further interest in the subject of his passion. Chester and his wife are members of the Cedar Creek Mennonite Fellowship near the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex in Texas. They presently reside in the village of Itasca.