2019 Commencement Speaker

Peter Greer

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, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda.

He received his B.S. in international business from Messiah College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.  

Peter has written The Poor Will Be Glad (with Phil Smith), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner by Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son Keith), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley), Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith) and The Board and the CEO (with David Weekley).  

Currently, Peter serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner. Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children, Keith, Liliana and Myles.