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PPH welcomes new Pastor

Posted on: Aug 01, 2022

PPH welcomed the Reverend Peter Ahn as the new PPH pastor in July. He succeeds the Reverend Dr. Jack Price, commonly known as Pastor Jack, who retired in June 2022. In addition to working at PPH, he is also a part-time pastor at the Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church.

What Pastor Peter enjoys about PPH is that there is a life-long relationship that everyone develops during their time on campus, especially all of the staff that have been here for many years, to which he calls a huge testament for any organization. Additionally, when he learned about people who used to work here who eventually became residents themselves, it amazed him, to which he called a great sign. He has a lot of expectations for what he wants to do at PPH, but he also stated that his first job is to “show up and shut up” and find his rhythm as he proceeds.

Pastor Peter views Pastoral Ministery not as a status title, but as a functional title. When he was ordained as a pastor from his denomination in the Presbyterian Church, he knew that this was what he was called to do, rather than being called what to be. He is Peter, a child of God who happens to do pastoral ministery.

When he is not at PPH, he enjoys playing music, as he is a jazz trumpet player, and has even picked up jazz guitar. Additionally, he and his wife enjoyed participating in swing dancing, and is looking to get back into it.

Welcome to the PPH family, Pastor Peter!

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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