Pete was born and raised in Oakland, California. He and his wife, Cheryl, fell in love at the University of California, Davis, and married in 1994. Ten years later, while living in Minneapolis, the Lord blessed them with the birth of their son, Jonathan. Pete loves his predawn workout, fly fishing, date nights with Cheryl, helping with Jonathan's Scout patrol and soccer team, and get togethers with his big Italian family. Pete committed his life to Jesus and was born again when he was 18 years old. He has served Christ as a camp counselor, college ministry leader, at-risk child counselor, youth pastor, hospital chaplain, and as a church pastor in Minneapolis, MN, for nine years before his call to Neelsville in 2010. He holds post-graduate degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div) in Pasadena, CA and Bethel Seminary (Doctor of Ministry) in St. Paul MN.