Prior to entering the Society, Peter earned an associate degree from Yakima Valley Community College and was a seminarian for the Diocese of Yakima. As a seminarian he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. He spent two years with a traveling retreat youth ministry that provided him the opportunity to travel across the Northwestern and Mideastern United States, as well as northern British Columbia, Canada. He also attended World Youth Day in Canada in 2002 and in Germany in 2005. He completed his Regency as a teacher of religion at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California. Currently he is studying theology at Regis College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.