Pastor Amandus Derr has served as senior pastor at Saint Peter’s Church since 1997. From 1975 to 1997, Pastor Derr served as Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School, Teaneck, New Jersey. His ministry at Saint Peter’s Church focuses on interaction with other religious communities and partners in business, the arts and civic society. Concerned for all the people of Saint Peter’s Church, he has a particular passion for the care and wellbeing of homeless members of the parish.

Pastor Derr is a graduate of Concordia College, Bronxville, New York; Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Christ Seminary/Seminary in Exile (SEMINEX), Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian-Muslim relations at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.