Dr. Peter Meier called as new Executive Director of Missions and Outreach

President Gregory Walton is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Meier has accepted the call to serve as Executive Director of Missions and Outreach for the Florida-Georgia District.

Dr. Meier’s official start date will be February 1, 2020.  He will be attending the January Board of Directors and Circuit Visitors meeting and the Mission Advisory Council meeting, also in January.

Dr. Meier comes to the District from the Center for US Missions where he served as Executive Director. Before joining the Center in 2013, Peter served in the Minnesota South District as Executive Assistant to the President (2005-2006) and Assistant to the President for Missions (2005-2013). He also served as Senior Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and School in Mayer, MN from 1982-2005.

Born in Milwaukee, WI, Peter received his undergraduate education degree from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL in 1978, and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN in 1982. His Doctor of Ministry degree was granted in 2011 by Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. Peter’s research and doctoral thesis was on the topic of missional leadership in Lutheran Schools.

Peter met his wife Kathy at Concordia River Forest; they were married in 1979. Kathy earned her Masters in Special Education from Concordia St. Paul in 2009 and served as Coordinator at the Center for US Missions beginning in 2013. The couple is blessed with three married children and six very active grandchildren.

Peter’s life verse describes his greatest joy and passion, “Living and sharing the Life that is truly Life.” (1 Timothy 6:19).