Peter Holmer M.Div.

I am celebrating 25 years as Senior Pastor in my congregation St. John Lutheran Church. I never imagined that I would spend so many years in this place but I have been blessed with a healthy congregation and many fine pastoral colleagues through the years. The ministry here continues to evolve which keeps it fresh for me. In the last three years the congregation's ministry to the those with food insecurity has blossomed. In 2013 we were able to help  21,000 individuals through our food pantry and mobile food pantry ministries.  As is so often the case in service work we have received more than we have given.  I am planning to continue to minister here until retirement. I would like to reach at least 40 years of service in ordained ministry... a number that seems so "Biblical." I enjoyed a visit to the YDS 2012 Fall Convocation with my lifelong friend and our classmate Fred Richart.

Denomination: ELCA

Joliet, Illinois

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