Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren has called Pete Kontra to the position of district executive minister effective Jan. 1, 2018. He has been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years, and currently is senior pastor at Hempfield Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District.
Kontra received a bachelor of science degree from Penn State University in 1992, and a master of divinity degree from Bethany Seminary in 1999. In addition to serving as a pastor in the district, he also has served as chair of the district board for the past two years and has been involved with other district ministries. He and his family live in East Hempfield, Pa., which is 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,” said an announcement from the district.