Pete attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and later served 3 years in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Infantryman, where he says “I dug ditches and jumped out of perfectly good aircraft!”.
Currently, along with Pete’s responsibilities as Covenant Church’s Youth Minister, he teaches Science at Haas Hall Academy in Bentonville. Consequently, with these work responsibilities along with raising three children, he states he doesn’t have much free time but in times past he has enjoyed such hobbies as coin collecting and birdwatching.
Pete became involved in youth ministry in 1999. He was single and fresh out of the Army and looking to get involved at Covenant Church however he could. As providence would have it, he ended up assisting the Youth Minister, Reed Dunn at that time. (Reed is now the pastor of Christ the King PCA in Joplin, MO). When Reed left Covenant Church to attend seminary, the Session asked Pete to fill in temporarily until a replacement could be found. Pete says…”I guess they are still looking!” Pete says “So, I guess there was no Road to Damascus moment for me, just the providential marriage of willingness and opportunity.”
Pete is married to his wife Cora who homeschools their three beautiful children, Hezekiah, Wren and Ezra.