Meet Your Neighbor
You’ve seen him around town! He’s the “Census Man,” aka Rev. Chalmer Wiegman.
He’s a newcomer to Dalhart but not to the Panhandle. Chalmer was raised on a farm near Claude and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960. From there he began his college career at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma and Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. During his college years, he began working for the Federal Reserve Bank system and completed 20 years of service for them in Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Dallas before achieving retirement status in 2000. Along the way, he served as Senior pastor for churches in Texas and Oklahoma. His last pastorate was Hurst Church of the Nazarene near Ft. Worth where he co-pastored along with his wife, Judi.
Chalmer moved to Dalhart in February 2008 to enjoy the “small town life” and reacquaint himself with a love of his, farming. His step-son was delighted to find that Chalmer has his CDL license and immediately put him behind the wheel of a truck hauling grain.
In 2000, Chalmer helped with the census in the Dallas area. When the call came for workers, he decided he would lend a hand and is currently helping map all the addresses in town in preparation for the 2010 census.
He loves yard work and spending time at the 7th Street Park, near his home, with the grandkids, Kaylor and Hudson Siebert.
Chalmer is the strong, quiet type. Strong—a First Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Quiet—an avid reader. He has one biological daughter, Donya, who lives in South Carolina, seven step-children, and sixteen grandkids.
Welcome to Dalhart!