Pastor Pete and his wife Janet have lived in Torbay since 2015 and love being here. Janet is a Plunket nurse and has also been an Air New Zealand stewardess. Before moving to Torbay Peter pastored for 19 years in Manurewa, 8 years at St Andrews Presbyterian and then 11 years at Covenant Presbyterian. Before that he ministered for two years in Christchurch and helped to plant the Grace Presbyterian Church in Ashburton. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Monash University Melbourne Australia and a Bachelor of Theology (hons) from the Australian College of Theology. He enjoys explaining the great truths of the Gospel and loves to spend time helping people grapple with life’s challenges. In Australia, where he grew up, Peter has worked in offices, farms, factories, taxis and youth ministry. Having grown up on a farm he never likes to be too far from the great outdoors. He loves mountain biking, long tramps and reading books on his tablet. He plans to do the Wanganui river trip one day and if he wasn’t a Pastor would’ve dreamed of being a great blues guitarist.