Meet the Pastor:

The Reverend David P. Nelson has served as Pastor of Saint Peter since August of 2012. Pastor Nelson is a graduate of Middlebury College and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He spent the first 20 years as a mission pastor in the inner cities of Detroit, Jersey City and New York City. More recently, Pastor Nelson served an ecumenical call as the Chief Ministries Officer for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockville Centre followed by 10 years as Co-Pastor of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg, VA. He resides in Southport with his wife Beth.

Pastor Nelson

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor, Nicholas Giannatasio, is a Graduate from Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota.  Pastor Nick is a long-time resident of the Southport area and married to Dale.  Together they share six children and eight grandchildren.  “It is a joy and a privilege to serve Saint Peter ELCA, the church where my call to ministry was realized.”








Administrative Assistant, Judy Morehouse
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Parish Nurse, Vicki Carlson









Treasurer, Larry Capriotti
Financial Secretary


Financial Secretary, George Bryant
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Welcome to our Music Team:

Director of Worship and Music Arts, Lois Hall

Associate Director of Worship and Music Arts,
Dale Giannnatasio (Organist and Accompanist),
Cindy Ledbetter, Handbells