President & CEO, HOPE International
Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia and Zimbabwe, and served as managing director of Urwego Bank in Rwanda.
He is a graduate of Messiah College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
Peter is an award-winning author and speaker, and has a passion to see the Church engage in effective missions and economic development.
As an advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has been a speaker at a number of conferences, and he has been featured by Christianity Today, World, Forbes, CNN, and RELEVANT.
He has written The Poor Will Be Glad (with Phil Smith, 2009), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard, 2013), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, 2014 and selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst, 2014), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son, Keith, 2014), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley, 2015), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty, 2015) Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith, 2016), The Board and the CEO (with David Weekley, 2017) and Rooting for Rivals (with Chris Horst, 2018).
Currently, Peter serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner.
More important than his occupation is his role as husband to Laurel and dad to Keith, Lilianna, and Myles.
Should you cheer for your competition? In God’s economy, can Christian business owners extend grace, collaboration even, to their Christian brothers and sisters who are also their competitors? Peter Greer thinks so. He’s spent years applying the concept of Rooting for Rivals to the world of entrepreneurship and impact investing and knows from experience that […]
Identifying the Causes and Effects of Mission Drift. Peter Greer literally wrote the book on Mission Drift. In this breakout session he will explore how organizations go from mission-driven to rudderless, or worse. Through this very practical session Peter will walk participants through the telltale marks of a company that has lost or forgotten […]