Pastor Peter Kirby was raised in Dwight, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois-Urbana, where he met his wife Carla. He worked 5 years in engineering, then attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. After seminary he has worked 8 years as a church planting missionary in Kingston, Jamaica, 8 years as a parish pastor at Zion Lutheran, Carlinville, and now 5 years as Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia with Lutheran Hour Ministries. He travels to support LHM centers in Jamaica, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Mongolia and partnerships in Europe. The Kirbys have 2 grown children and live in St. Louis.