Captain Peter van Duinen
Captain Peter van Duinen presently serves with his wife, Lee-Ann, as Corps Officer of Southlands Community Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army officer in 2002, Peter has served in denominational leadership as Divisional Youth Secretary, as the pastor of a small rural congregation, and currently as the pastor of a growing multi-ethnic urban congregation.
Peter received a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Booth College in 2010 and is completing his MDiv with a specialization in Congregational Revitalization at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Peter has enjoyed exploring Salvation Army ministry expressions throughout Canada as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, and South Africa. Overseas opportunities have taken Peter to rural Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, and to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and 2012 Summer Olympics in London as part of a joint Salvation Army/United Nations human trafficking awareness campaign. Peter is part of the field education team at The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training in Winnipeg and conducts workshops for church leaders and pastors on the topics of congregational revitalization and congregational governance.
Peter has been married to Lee-Ann, his partner in life and ministry, since June 3, 1995. They enjoy life and laugh often with their children, Emma, Nate, and Abbi. Peter’s hobbies include camping, soccer, and trying new food.