Music Staff


Dr. Peter Nikiforuk, Director of Music
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Peter Nikiforuk is a native of Brantford, Ontario, where he received his early musical training with Nan and Markwell Perry. Over the years, he has studied with John Tuttle, Robert Baker, Thomas Murray, John Scott and Patrick Russill. The recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships, in 1993 Peter was awarded the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, graduating with an Advanced Course Diploma. In 1996, Peter won the prestigious Leslie Bell Prize in Choral Conducting. Peter has been Director of Music at St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Kitchener since 1989 and an instructor of music theory and history at the Beckett School since 2000. Prior to his work at the Beckett School, Peter was Executive Director of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) for eleven years. He is also an examiner for both the Royal Conservatory of Music and the RCCO. Peter was appointed director of Menno Singers in 1998. An active recitalist and clinician, Peter is also co-owner and editor for Kelman Hall Publishing, which specializes in sacred music. In June 2009, Dr. Nikiforuk was honoured for his contributions to Kitchener-Waterloo by the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community.

Carol Boehmer, German Language Worship Organist


Carol Boehmer, a native of Kitchener, is a long-time member of St. Peterís.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Sociology and a Bachelor of Music degree with a focus in voice, both from Wilfrid Laurier University.

At St. Peter's Carol is the organist for the bi-monthly German-language service. 

She lives in Waterloo with her husband John, a retired Lutheran pastor. 


Choral Scholars
Stephanie Desjardins
Amanda Wilhelm
Eric Tanguay
Matt Wilhelm
Informal Worship Guitarists
Ron Hiller