Deacon Peter Harris is a Georgia native, born & raised in Cobb, attended Cobb schools, and graduated from Marietta High School. Kay, his wife, is originally from Korea and has been a Georgia resident since 1980. Peter and Kay live in East Cobb County. They have one son, Robert. Peter and Kay have been active with St. Vincent de Paul for many years in addition to several other ministries. He has served with Pastoral Care at both St. Joseph’s & Kennestone Hospitals.
Peter has been involved in church ministry work for approximately 25 years. As an ordained Permanent Deacon with the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Peter is currently assigned to Transfiguration and Holy Family Catholic Churches, both located in East Cobb.
Peter has multiple degrees from Georgia State University & is retired, having served as a teacher & administrator with Fulton County Schools for 33+ years. He served as Assistant Principal at Riverwood International High School for 13 years and in addition to academics & discipline, was responsible for safety & security.
Besides being actively involved at two parishes & serving on the SVdP Council Board as Spiritual Advisor, Peter is a Chaplain with the Cobb County Police Department, having a special interest in supporting and ministering to members of the public safety community, especially the CCPD. His oldest brother, now deceased, was in law enforcement, as an officer with the Marietta and Cobb County Police Departments.