Message from the Bishop: Peter Pereira Retiring at the end of this year

Aloha,

Mr. Peter Pereira, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi, will retire at the end of 2021 after over thirty years of faithful service. Peter’s official duties will end on October 31 to wrap things up after his final Annual Meeting of Diocesan Convention, and then he will formally retire from the Diocese on December 31, 2021.

Peter’s ministry to the Diocese has been marked by keen responsible oversight of the Church’s finances and resources, loving pastoral concern for clergy – especially retirees and clergy widows well beyond the call of duty – and diligent support of congregations – especially our volunteer treasurers. He also shared his passion for stewardship and planned-giving. He was responsible for starting and growing the Ho‘ike Ulu Legacy Society and stewarding the growth of a well-managed endowment portfolio. He has served this Diocese with diligence. Finally, he is a person of deep faith and prayer. We are all grateful.

Remarkably, there have only been three Treasurers since we became a Diocese in 1969. Henry Budd was Treasurer for the Missionary District of Honolulu and then in the early years of the new Diocese of Hawaiʻi (late 1940s to the 1970s). Then Rudy Duncan was in place for all of the 1980s until 1990. Peter arrived in April 1991. So, the Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi has had only three Treasurers over seventy plus years. We have been blessed over these many decades and all the more so in the past thirty years because of Peter.

We have time to thank Peter for his faithful service to the Diocese and God’s people over the next few months. Please keep Peter and his family in your prayers as they look to the future and let him know how much he means to the Diocese. Letters and cards can be sent to the following address:

Mr. Peter Pereira
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813-2304

 

Yours faithfully,

+Bob

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i