Meet the Pastor

Pastor Mark Westra and Nicole Westra

I have been the pastor at Prince of Peace since 2013. I was born and grew up in Cincinnati, OH (which means I am a long-suffering Cincinnati Reds fan). I attended Martin Luther College in Minnesota where I pursued my B.A. in Pre-Seminary Studies and after graduating, continued my education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. As part of my education, I was privileged to serve two internships at churches in Toronto and in Milwaukee, WI. I graduated from the Seminary in May 2013 and by the grace of God was called to serve as the Pastor at Prince of Peace.

In January of 2014, I was married to my beautiful bride, Nicole. Nicole grew up in Jupiter, Florida and now works as a CPA in Rochester. We are blessed with three children – Micah, Allison, and Aaron. Both my wife and I are new to upstate New York but we both love the area and the Perinton community and are thankful to be raising our family here.  

It is my great privilege to be able to share the message of forgiveness through Jesus with the community of Perinton. I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and would welcome you to contact me via the information listed below.

-- Pastor Mark Westra

Phone: (585) 381-4670
Email: pastor.mark.westra[at]