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Staff Bios

The University Ministries staff is here to assist you in any way possible.  We are honored to be able to serve you during your time at Belmont.  Please feel free to stop in and see us at the UM office. 

Guy Chmieleski
Guy Chmieleski
University Minister

Guy came from Pepperdine University in California to become the University Minister at Belmont University in September 2005. He received his bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Bethel University in 1997. He earned his Master of Ministry degree in 2000 from Palm Beach Atlantic University, while serving as the Coordinator for Campus Ministry for the college. In 2005, he earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He served as a pastor for youth, young adults, and singles at a church in south Florida, as well as, the coordinator of missions and outreach at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. Guy currently enjoys participating in triathlons and playing golf in his spare time.  He and his wife, Heather, have five children. To contact Guy, stop by University Ministries or email him at Guy.Chmieleski@Belmont.edu.

christy ridingsChristy Ridings
Associate University Minister
Director of Spiritual Formation

Christy did her undergraduate work right here at Belmont and earned her Masters in Ministry Leadership at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR. For the past 19 years, she has been involved in various campus ministry areas at Belmont and Vanderbilt University as well as coordinating collegiate events/ministries across the nation. She loves cooking, architecture, NHL hockey and is passionate about students. Her vocation has been, and always will be, focused toward the next generation, hearing their stories and being present for some of their most formational moments! To contact Christy, stop by University Ministries or email her at Christy.Ridings@Belmont.edu

micah weedmanMicah Weedman
Associate University Minister
Director of Outreach

Micah Weedman has experience both discerning vocational questions with undergraduate students and staying at home with his four daughters. In both cases, he has been interested in the ways theology informs the practice of daily life, especially in the context of urban life. Micah loves cities, rock and roll, and good books. He sometimes wishes he had been a chef who could surf. He is happily married to Jo Ellen Werking Weedman, a journalist and journalism educator, and they are the parents of four daughters. To contact Micah, stop by University Ministries or email him at Micah.Weedman@Belmont.edu.

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Joshua Riedel
Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation
To contact Josh, stop by University Ministries or email him at Joshua.Riedel@belmont.edu 
Robin McCord
University Ministries Assistant 
To contact Robin, stop by University Ministries or email her at Robin.McCord@belmont.edu