MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Lakes is pleased to announce the arrival of The Rev. Michael A. Muller as rector. His first Sunday preaching is on Nov. 10.

Born and raised in Australia, Rev. Muller grew up in the Roman Catholic church in a movement focused on Christian community and the gospel in the modern world. He came to the United States in 1990 to attend seminary at Seton Hall University, and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1994.

Changing directions, he married Liz and together they have raised five children. Their family began attending Episcopal parishes in 1999. While raising their family, Michael rose through the ranks in the building products industry. In 2011 he took steps which led to his priestly orders being received in the Episcopal Church in 2016.

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All who know Rev. Muller are impressed by his depth of faith and commitment to the church and the people he serves. In bringing passion and energy to his pastoral care and preaching, Rev. Muller seeks to bring people closer to God, offering a hopeful Good News that is relevant to peoples’ lives in challenging and transformative ways. 

All are welcome at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes. The Episcopal Church is often described as the via media between Catholicism and Protestantism and celebrates and honors the best traditions of both branches of the Christian experience.  More information about the Episcopal Church can be found at

Sunday services at St. Peter’s are at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Child care is provided during the 10:15 service. For more information, call the church office at 973-334-4429, or visit