Peter Castles has been pastor of Cedar Park First UMC since June, 2010. He served as pastor of three other Austin-area United Methodist churches before coming to Cedar Park. Peter and his wife Pam, who is a Wesley Nurse at Parker Lane UMC in Austin, have two twenty-something-year-old daughters.
Interesting tidbits about Peter:
Dream vacation: Traveling through Scotland, Ireland, and Cynthia Lawrence’s native Wales
What’s your regular order at Starbucks: tall Caffe Latte (in fact, at one point the church youth group called me “Pastor Latte”)
Favorite movie: King of Hearts
Life motto: Love is all you need.
Favorite scripture: “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
Previous jobs: Youth minister (right out of college) and after that, a commercial architect in Houston, Texas for 17 years
Music that moves me: Anything Jodi Blount plays on Sunday
Favorite book: The Bible (duh!)
In my spare time I . . . read a lot; also, my wife and I enjoy watching “The Great British Baking Show” and “Masterpiece Mystery”
Least favorite food: For some reason, I’m not all that crazy about sweet potatoes
What makes you laugh: Church people can be pretty hilarious a lot of the time
What’s weird about you: I can act like a complete goof-ball sometimes
Least favorite thing to do: I absolutely hate cleaning out the cat litter box!
Least known thing about you: My father, my wife, both our daughters, and I are or will be graduates of the University of Texas at Austin (Hook’em!)