Peter was born in South Africa and studied Economics at the University of Natal in Durban, and at the University of Durban-Westville.
Peter and his family relocated to the United States in 1981 to continue his work in real estate with a Swiss multi-national. He served for a number of years as Senior Vice President with Richard Bowers and Company in Atlanta, one of the state's largest Commercial Real Estate Companies.
In Atlanta he served as an Elder with Perimeter Church, as an Associate Director for The Areopagus (an apologetics ministry) and on the boards of AFMIN (African Ministries: a leadership development ministry working in sub-Saharan Africa), and The Jackson Institute. Peter is also member of the Steering Trustee for The Schuman Centre for European Studies in Amsterdam, which promotes biblical perspectives on Europe's past, present and future. He has been on numerous mission trips to Europe, South America and Russia.
Peter and his wife Ilona have three grown children.