KONTRA NAMED NEW DISTRICT EXECUTIVE,
ATLANTIC NORTHEAST

Church of the Brethren
Office of Ministry
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120

M E M O R A N D U M

TO:  District Executives, Church of the Brethren, Brethren Benefit Trust,
        Bethany Theological Seminary, On Earth Peace, ANE Congregations
FROM:   Atlantic Northeast District Search Committee
RE:      District Executive Placement Announcement
DATE:    September 21, 2017

ATLANTIC NORTHEAST DISTRICT
DISTRICT EXECUTIVE MINISTER PLACEMENT

The Atlantic Northeast District Executive Search Committee is delighted to announce that Pete Kontra has been called to a position as District Executive Minister effective January 1, 2018. 

Pete received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1992 and a Master of Divinity from Bethany Seminary in 1999. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years and is currently Senior Pastor at Hempfield Church in the ANE District. He has served as District Board Chair for the past 2 years and has been involved with District Ministry in both Districts in which he has served for most of his career. Pete and his wife Shelley live in East Hempfield, Lancaster County; about 20 minutes from the District Office. 

Brother Pete is committed to listening and relationship-building and his heart for Jesus is evident in his words as well as his actions. Many members of the District already know Pete, have enjoyed working alongside him for God’s Kingdom and look forward to continuing to do that with him in his new role of District Executive.