Peter arrived from the Diocese of Iowa after retiring in January 2016. Following graduation from Nashotah House seminary in 1984, he served parishes in Davenport, Trinity Cathedral; Durant, Iowa; and Clinton, Iowa as well as ELCA Lutheran congregations in Princeton Iowa, and several interim settings in the “Quad-Cities” Iowa/Illinois region with the ELCA. Having been ordained Deacon at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and priest in Durant, he returned to his roots in California and was licensed to serve in San Diego in 2017. While in this diocese Peter has been an active member of All Souls, Point Loma, and served as steady supply during an interim period at St. Mary’s of the Valley, Ramona. He loves the Cursillo movement and has served several weekends at Pine Valley Bible Camp as a member of the band. On Wednesday evenings he will be found in the small park next to the beach in OB where he helped found the drum and dancing circle. Peter has two daughters, one living in Los Angeles and the other in Iowa with a new grandson. His current call is as Interim Rector at All Souls.
Most everyone in the San Diego area knows the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fi,” always faithful. Some know the Coast Guard motto: “Semper Paratus,” always prepared. From my experience as a deacon, I suggest that the motto for the diaconate should be: “Semper Gumbi,” always flexible. What I thought I would do as a deacon […]
Though the subtitle is tongue in cheek, one of the concepts we learn in Cursillo to help maintain our spiritual life in Christ is summed up in those three words: Piety, Study, and Action. The simple activity of reading the Bible daily to another person has strengthened me in those three disciplines. It has impacted […]
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego gathered at St. Bartholomew’s in Poway for the 49th Diocesan Convention Saturday, November 11. The joy of coming together IN-PERSON for the first time in three years was seen on every smiling face and in every conversation. During Opening Eucharist, Bishop Susan recalls the ups and downs of the […]