Peter Persson


Celeste and I met as teenagers in Southern California, and we got married before my last year of college. After college, we moved to Oregon to get training for ministry in Austria. Then, in 1983, Celeste, I, and our two children moved to begin a ministry in Austria, mostly in Vienna. After language school, we were involved in church planting, pastoring, mission team leadership, and regional supervision of other colleagues with our mission in neighboring countries. We served there for almost 36 years. In the summer of 2019, we returned to the States to begin our life in Colorado, where we had owned a townhouse for ten years. I became involved with our mission full-time in global prayer initiatives. I retired at the end of 2023.

On our third Sunday in Littleton, we attended South Fellowship and never left! I soon got involved with the Watchmen Prayer ministry, and Celeste later joined Sisterhood. We both love the local church and at South, I am using my passion for shepherding and prayer as the Lord leads.