Peter was born in Cocoa Beach, FL but grew up outside of Houston in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of McCullough High School, Stephen F. Austin State University (BS: Industrial/Organizational Psychology), The Divinity School at Duke University (Masters of Divinity) and most recently Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy. Peter’s research project focused on the role of idealization in clergy marriages. Peter is currently pursuing a license as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.
Peter currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Chapelwood in Lake Jackson, TX. Prior to this appointment Peter has served churches in Beaumont, TX; Brazoria, TX; Bellaire, TX; Mount Peasant, NC; and Charlotte, NC.
Peter has served the denomination in a variety of ways over his 16 years in ministry. Currently in the Texas Annual Conference Peter serves on the Clergy Accountability Cluster of the Center for Clergy Excellence where he is the Coordinator for the Center's Coaching Team. Since 2007, he has been a Birkman Certified Coach and enjoys working with individuals and groups to better understand how they function as part of a team.
Peter has worked as a leadership consultant with church staffs, law firms, and medical practices. He consults with individuals and provides professional development for individual clergy. Peter has taught on a district and Annual Conference levels. Peter was one of two trainers for the Northwest Texas Annual Conference’s Quadrennial Clergy Sexual Ethics Training in 2010. During three days he trained over 300 clergy in self-care, use of power, and boundaries. Most recently Peter provided team building for the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Center for Leadership Development.
Peter’s hobbies include sailing, gardening, reading science fiction books, and playing video games with his daughter, Grace. Peter and his wife Amy enjoy walking together, seeing movies, and traveling to the Texas Hill Country at least once a year