Rev. Peter T. Heyn has served at Peace Lutheran Church since his installation on September 20, 2015. A lifelong Lutheran Christian, he was born on March 27th, 1980 in Milwaukee, WI and baptized into the Christian faith the very next day. As a pastor’s son, he lived in a number of different cities growing up, including Willoughby, OH; El Paso, TX; Appleton, WI; and Madison, WI. He was also exposed to foreign mission work and his cultural experiences were broadened as his father served in Bogotá, Colombia from 1984-1987.
In 2004, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in history and secondary education (social studies emphasis). He then took two years of Classical Greek and Biblical Hebrew at UW-Madison, after which he studied at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mankato, MN. He graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2012. His final year was spent serving the Lord as a vicar (intern) at a dual parish in Sonoma County, California (Living Word Lutheran [WELS] in Petaluma and Christ Lutheran [ELS] in Windsor). Upon completion of his vicarage, he served a temporary situation caring for the flock of Our Redeemer Lutheran in Brisbane, QLD, Australia for two months before flying back to the States where he was ordained at Peace Lutheran Church of Lakeland, FL on August 26, 2012.
It was in Lakeland that Pastor met his lovely wife Andrea. They were married in 2014 and have been blessed with three beautiful daughters: Elliana, Emma, and Clara.
Pastor enjoys hanging out with his family, as well as running (amongst other outdoor sports), music (listening and playing), and cheering on his WI sports teams: the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers.
He and his family consider it a privilege to serve Peace Lutheran Church and to share its message of forgiveness and salvation with the Henry County community.