Peter Scholtes

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Peter Raymond Scholtes
Born (1938-11-20)November 20, 1938
Evanston, Illinois[1]
Died July 11, 2009(2009-07-11) (aged 70)
Madison, Wisconsin
Occupation Priest; author
Notable work They'll Know We Are Christians (song); "The Team Handbook" (book)

Peter Raymond Scholtes was a priest, consultant, and author.[2]

In the 1960s, Chicago, as a parish priest and choir leader, Scholtes wrote the hymn "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love".

In the 1980s, Scholtes had left the priesthood, become a business management consult and author. He co-authored The Team Handbook, which was named one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His best-known book is the 1998 The Leader's Handbook.[3]


  1. ^ "They'll Know We Are Christians".
  2. ^ "Peter R. Scholtes Obituary - 1938-2009".
  3. ^ "About the author"

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