Peter & Elvira Klause

Lead Eldership Couple
Peter grew up in a Christian home in Southern California but it wasn’t until he had a dramatic encounter with Jesus on August 11, 1991 during a visit to a missionary family in Uruguay where he truly had a “born again experience” and followed Jesus wholeheartedly.   Peter joined Heritage in 2008 and became an Elder in 2012 and a Directing Elder in 2014. He was brought on staff at Heritage in 2017 as the Associate Pastor. In December of 2019 after the resignation of the senior pastor, Peter became the Interim Lead Elder / Lead Pastor at Heritage.   In addition to his service at Heritage, Peter has actively served in other Christian organizations and churches. Peter was on the Board of Directors at the Anaheim Vineyard church for several years, was a Board Member on the Forest Home Foundation Board from 2012 – 2015 and finished as Chairman of the Board at Youth With a Mission, Los Angeles while serving from 2011 to 2018. Peter graduated from USC in 1989 and then attended law school where he graduated in 1993 and became a licensed California attorney. Peter married his best friend, Elvira in 1996 and they have three terrific kids: Lukas, Krystal & Bethany. Besides serving God and being with his family & friends, Peter enjoys traveling, cycling and playing hockey.