Senior pastor: colin peters

Colin grew up in Dallas and then attended Vanderbilt University where he met his wife, Mary, who is from Winston-Salem NC. After an engineering job in Houston, a ministry internship in College Station, and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, he served for 7 years as the Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship at Mercer University in Macon, GA. In 2007 he joined NsP as Associate Pastor and became Senior Pastor in 2013. Colin and Mary have three teenagers: Carson, Ansley and William.

Email: colin.peters@newstpeters.org

Associate pastor: john buerger

John grew up in Oklahoma City before heading off to college in Omaha, NE, where he met and married Ellen in 2001. In 2003 they moved to Dallas so that John could attend Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated in 2007 with a Masters of Theology (Th.M) degree. The Buergers came to New St. Peter's in 2009 with their daughter, Aubrie Grace (b. 2008), and John joined the pastoral staff in early 2013. John enjoys reading history and theology, watching Netflix with Ellen, MMA fighting against Aubrie Grace (who usually wins) in the living room, and playing complicated, nerdy board-games.

assistant pastor of youth: alex dean

Alex grew up in the DFW area and attended Dallas Baptist University. He and his wife Alicia were married in 2012 and moved to central Florida in 2013, where Alex served as a youth minister while attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div. '18). In 2017, they were excited to return home to Dallas with the call to serve youth at NsP. Alex and Alicia have two children: Henry (2015-2018) and Julia (2018). During some of the darkest days in their lives, with the loss of their sweet son Henry, the Deans have leaned on God's people here at New St. Peters, and they continue to be thankful for God's call to this church. Ministry to the students and families of NsP is a constant joy for the Deans, and they are endlessly grateful for the consistent grace extended to them by our Lord and his church. 

children's ministry coordinator: 

shannon temple

Shannon was born and raised in Dallas. She has taught elementary school since graduating from Texas A&M in 1996. She took a short sabbatical during that time to attend Dallas Theological Seminary and work on staff for Lake Highlands Young Life. Shannon has taught multiple grade levels, including 7 years as a special education teacher. She and her husband Rob began attending New St. Peter’s in 2004, and she took the position of Children’s Ministry Coordinator in 2014. Shannon and Rob have 3 beautiful girls, Macy, Layne, and Anna Reese.

office administrator: 

Jan james

Jan joined our staff in December 2003, having joined the church in August. Her road to reform theology began when she joined PCPC in 1994. Jan grew up in Tyler, attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and moved to Dallas in 1975. She is a true native Texan! She shares her home with her two kitty cats that bring love, companionship and cat antics to daily life.

Officers & Women's care team

Women's Care Team

The Women's Care Team provides help to the deacons and sensitive wisdom for the elders in matters of ministry. The godly maturity, gospel wisdom and gifts of these women are recognized by our church as God-given leadership for service in the body of Christ. This team meets for discussion and prayer, and serves our church as a "point-group" for all matters of women's care and ministry. They are: Carly Hallman, Ruth Horne, Leonore Owsley and Denise Walker.


In addition to our pastors, the Ruling Elders make up the session of NsP. These men meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month for Bible study, prayer and shepherding of the congregation. Our Ruling Elders are: Jeff Murray, Tyler Ozanne, Jim Pocta, Mark Ratliff, David Rice and Brian Welch.


The Deacons meet on the second Thursday evening of each month to discuss how to care for the physical needs of the congregation and those close to it. They oversee and administer our monthly alms collection as well as much of our hospital visitation ministry. Our Deacons are: Steve Adams, Steve Brown, Steve Chambers, Andrew Edson, Brian Franklin, Christopher Jackson, Jay Kassing, Brian Kearns, Andy Klein, Jason McCord, Brant Ross, Richie Sullivan and Rob Temple.