Peter grew up in Western Nebraska on the farm with 10 siblings. He came to faith in Jesus as a young boy. He has been in the pastorate since 1985. He started his Christian work as a Bible smuggler in the old Iron Curtain Countries from 1979 – 1981. From 1989 – 1995 he was a church planting pastor in Austria. After graduating from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 1995 he has pastored two Reformed church plants in Michigan.
In addition to pastoral work, he has taught German, built his own house and raised 7 children and now enjoys 21 grandchildren. His hobbies include reading, gardening and any kind of construction projects.