Rev. Peter Kirby

Rev. Peter KirbyRev. Peter Kirby has served as Lutheran Hour Ministries' Regional Director for Europe since September 2012. An Illinois native, Kirby earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois. After completing his pastoral training at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1994, he served as a missionary doing church planting and theological education in Kingston, Jamaica from 1995 to 2003.

Kirby's primary responsibilities include oversight and leadership support for the expanding work of Lutheran Hour Ministries centers in Russia, Kazakhstan and Latvia. Because of his extensive ministry experience in Jamaica, Kirby also has responsibility for the work of LHM's ministry center there.

Prior to joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, Kirby served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Carlinville, Ill. He and his wife Carla have two children.