Dick Weaver is a retired minister of the United Church of Christ (a progressive church) who lives in Helena, Montana, with his spouse, Cathy Barker, also retired clergy. In addition to serving in churches, he has been a camp manager, a senior-residence bus driver, and a massage practitioner. Being retired has made it easier for him to get involved in things he cares about, and the work of Hands On Global is definitely at the top of the list.
Dick found out about HOG while accompanying group members to the Water Protector camps at Standing Rock, and has since traveled with them to Samos, Greece and Zanskar, India. The immediacy and intimacy of the work of Hands On Global is part of what appeals to him, and the hand-to-hand, heart-to-heart sense of mission fits very well with his sense of responding to the world.