Meet The Leadership

 Pastor Peter Couser

Peter grew up in the Chicago suburbs watching the Cubs (some would say that is one rough childhood!) and aspiring a career in sports broadcasting. He graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) in 1995 with a degree in Radio-TV-Film, but within a couple of years he was led by God into full-time ministry.

Peter joined the staff of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, TX, in 1997 where he started a ministry to college students. Over his 22 years on staff at St. Paul he served as Director of Adult Ministries, interim Director of Worship, and as the School Chaplain in St. Paul Lutheran School.  In 2005 he led St Paul into multi-site ministry, as St Paul launched a satellite campus, the Summit, in a public school 20 miles west of the St Paul campus in the city of Aledo. Peter served as the Campus Pastor for the Summit from 2005-2019.  Late in 2019, Peter accepted a Divine Call to serve as the Campus Pastor at Concordia Preparatory School and as Mission Developer for a new Towson Area Mission (now called NewThing).

Peter is married to Amy, a math teacher at Concordia, and they have three sons (Andrew-20, Caleb-18, Jonathan-16). He has a deep love for people of all ages and seeing them grow in their relationship with Jesus. He is amazed at how much God has blessed him through his marriage, his family, his church and school relationships over the years, the athletic teams he has coached, and through the ministry that God has entrusted to him.

Contact Peter at or 817-992-1708

NewThing Ministry Team

Kerri Gouger, Ministry Assistant

Kaitlyn Stradtmann, Youth Discipleship Coordinator

Board of Servant Leaders

Tina Jasion, President
Kevin Woest, Vice President
Renee Simons, Secretary
Ron Scherch, Treasurer
Curtis Miller, At-Large
Donna White, At-Large
Nancy Fiorentino, At-Large
Richard Gracey, Head Lay Minister
Peter Couser, Pastor

Lay Ministers

Richard Gracey
Karen Karsseboom