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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. 

christy ridings

Christy 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 weedman

Micah 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.

Joshua Riedel

Joshua Riedel
Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation

Josh did his undergraduate work at George Fox University in Oregon and it was during his time as an undergraduate that he discovered his love for collegiate ministry. Consequently, he went on to earn his Master’s in Higher Education and Student Development from Taylor University. Josh feels called to help students navigate the complexities of the college experience and come alongside them as they begin to wrestle with some of life’s toughest questions. Josh is married to Kirsten, who also works in higher education, and together they love to cook, hike, and play lots of board games. To contact Josh, stop by University Ministries or email him at Joshua.Riedel@belmont.edu

Robin McCord
University Ministries Assistant

Robin did her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) getting her Bachelor’s in Communications with an emphasis in Public Speaking. Currently, she is working on a Master’s in Human Services Counseling in Christian Ministry from Liberty University and will graduate in May 2016. Robin loves working with college students and getting to know them through mission trips and Belmont programs. She believes this is a profound time in their life and enjoys being a listening ear to them as they learn to navigate this time of growing and figuring out who they are. She and her husband, Daniel, have been married for five years and love to travel and explore new places. Other interests include: horseback riding, reading, and anything outdoors! To contact Robin, stop by University Ministries or email her at Robin.McCord@belmont.edu.