Associate Chaplain: Local Outreach, Volunteering, and Evangelism
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Biography

Hometown: Corvallis, OR

Favourite part about the job: Helping students develop a sense of love towards others. There’s a lot that’s outside of our control in this world, but one thing we do have control over is how we interact with and treat others. So many of the social justice issues we deal with in contemporary society are ultimately issues of dehumanization, situations in which society has collectively told a group or demographic “you are not loved and do not matter”. Watching students overcome and react against this is the most beautiful thing in the world.

Favourite TWU tradition: Fraser fire alarms for sure. Joking! I know it’s only two years old now, but the Winter Leadership Retreat at Rockridge Canyon is an incredible time of discipleship in an absolutely stunning location.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Restorative, Connectedness, Intellection, Positivity, Learner

Enjoys: Coffee, cooking, Portland Trailblazers, talking philosophy, cheesy sci-fi movies, Hot Ones on Youtube, witty banter

Dislikes: Early mornings, Vancouver traffic, living far from family

Education:

BA, Philosophy (‘15), Trinity Western University 


Peter’s a proud Oregonian, having originally come to Canada to study at TWU. He finished his BA Philosophy in 2015, and began working at Trinity directly afterwards. While a student, he loved his time volunteering with Youth Extreme, wandering Vancouver to find great whole-in-the-wall restaurants, and pouring into all the incredible friendships Trinity helps foster. He first began thinking about social justice in high school, after doing a project on human trafficking and global labour practices. In college, urban service trips to Seattle and San Francisco helped him gain perspective on the pervasive injustices that exist within our local communities and the role that Christians have in meeting these injustices.

Currently, Peter is studying existential therapy while preparing for a Masters in Counseling Psychology. He helps facilitate a local arts program for under-privileged youth as well as children’s grief and bereavement workshops. He loves to visit his family back in Oregon and finding new games to play with his nephews, Charlie and Wyatt. In his off time, you’ll likely finding him cooking something new, exploring Vancouver, watching a cheesy sci-fi movie, or the latest Blazers game.

Research & Scholarship

Education

BA, Philosophy (‘15), Trinity Western University