Peter grew up spending lots of time on the Bethel campus, where his dad, Les, worked in Maintenance from 1976-2020. Peter later attended Bethel and earned a degree in Computer Science. During his time as a student, Peter helped start the student chaplain program. After Bethel, Peter worked as a software developer while attending seminary. He and his spouse, Katherine, later co-pastored together and were ordained in 2011. Peter returned to Bethel as campus pastor and director of church relations in 2014. Peter started teaching for Bethel in 2016, and transitioned to a full-time teaching focus in 2020.Katherine and Peter's children now enjoy coming to campus to see their dad, too. The family is active at Tabor Mennonite Church, where Katherine is a pastor. Peter also serves on committees for Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.