Peter Moak was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated with a History degree in 2008, from the University of Pittsburgh. From 2008 until 2012, he worked as a volunteer at multiple historical societies and libraries. Peter was hired by the Diocese of Pennsylvania to be their archivist in 2012 and has worked since then, on preserving the history of the Diocese. In 2015, he graduated from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law and has been admitted to the bar of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Currently, in addition to the work he does for the Diocese, he also works as an independent genealogist and as the archivist for the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association.
Peter, as Diocesan Archivist, supports the Bishops and staff, the Standing Committee, the Diocesan Council, the chancellor and committees in carrying out the work of the Diocese. He also is a point of contact for researchers looking to learn about the artifacts and history of the Diocese. The Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives hosts materials relating to its history and life. This includes records from previous Bishops, closed and open parishes, diocesan conventions, and diocesan organizations.