The Rev. Peter Harrits

The Rev. Peter Harrits


Director of Bega Kwa Bega, Assistant to the Bishop


The Rev. Peter Harrits joined the synod in January 2014 as Director of Bega Kwa Bega (BKB), our Tanzania mission with the Iringa Diocese. A graduate of Yale Divinity, Peter was ordained in 2011 and served his first call as Country Coordinator in Malaysia with ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission. Peter and his wife Jenny live in St. Paul with their dogs Kasper and Daisy.


In his role as Director of Bega Kwa Bega, Peter:


  • Oversees the overall work of the BKB partnership
  • Serves as liaison to the Iringa Committee as well as the ELCA Global Mission unit
  • Supervises a team of volunteers related to the work of Bega Kwa Bega


In his role as Assistant to the Bishop, Peter:


  • Supports congregations in strengthening their local and global partnerships
  • Advises and implements meaningful opportunities for young adults