The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes is the Minister of the Congregation of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Yonge Street in the heart of Toronto where he has been serving since 1995. While Peter has deep roots in Ontario, he was raised in Victoria B.C. and holds degrees from the University of Victoria; Wycliffe College, (University of Toronto); and Acadia Divinity College, (Acadia University), and has served churches in both Toronto and Montreal. For many years Peter has co-led a series of pilgrimages to sacred spaces in and around Toronto as well as to those in a number of other Canadian and American cities. Peter has also explored sacred spaces throughout Europe Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Israel. Peter also works closely with clergy and faith communities on both ecumenical and inter-faith endeavours. Peter is beloved as a pastor and storyteller who shepherds his people with warmth and grace.