MEET OUR STAFF
Rev. Weatherly Verhelst
Rev. Weatherly Burkhead Verhelst (Pastor Weatherly) was born in Duluth, MN and began her life’s travels early, with family moves to Ann Arbor,MI; Downers Grove, IL; Fairfax, VA; and back to Ann Arbor. She’s a good person to ask for advice if you ever have to pack a box!
She graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, and is a 1991 graduate of Albion College
(Go Brits!) and Boston University School of Theology (1994). Pastor Weatherly served churches in Flint, Ovid, Saginaw, and Utica before coming to Troy First in 2015. She is married to Craig (an accountant by day and a heavy-metal listener and basketball player by night). They have two sons: Isaac, a senior at Albion College, and Caelan, a sophomore at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their dog, Classy, orders them around at home, now that the guys have gone to school. Pastor Weatherly rejoined the higher education endeavors in the fall of 2017. She’s currently in the Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health) program at Oakland University, and hopes fervently that she will be graduating in May, 2021. When she’s not reading for a sermon or counseling class, she reads for fun, enjoys any kind of theater or dance performance, likes to dance, and has been known to binge-watch “Call the Midwife” and cry over lots of movies.