| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Appearance(s):||Grantville Gazette XIX|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||United States of Europe (formerly United States)|
Pete Enriquez was an elder member of Grantville's Pentecostal Church. He was born in Cuba before illegally immigrating to the United States. He wound up in Grantville, and was present there on the day of the Ring of Fire. He was an employee of Kelly Construction. Enriquez befriended Dieter Fischer, a new member of the Pentecostal faith, opening his home to Fischer, and finding Fischer a job as a carpenter's assistant that didn't interfere with the time Fischer devoted to learning the Pentecostal faith.
Enriquez, along with Fischer and Slater Dobbs, worked for the silo manufacturing plant in the new industrial park on the Saale River just outside the Ring of Fire's borders. Enriquez did not notice the miracle of Fischer healing Dobbs's mangled hand, as he was arguing with Lieutenant Ivarsson of the Swedish Yellow Regiment over double-hung windows that were installed in the Regiment's barracks; Dobbs confirmed the miracle afterwards. Eventually, Enriquez met with the other elders of his church and elected Fischer as the very first minister of the Pentecostal Church in the new universe and as well as Chief Minister of Down-timer Outreach.
Following the death of fellow elder Paul Nemeth, Enriquez and the elders planned the church's future. Enriquez suggested adding down-timers to the leadership of the church and increasing the Council of Elders from three to five. Afterword, when Enriquez and the others learned of Reverend John Chalker's poor health, Enriquez was relieved that Fischer would substitute for Chalker durings sermons. But he then suddenly realized that Chalker was also unable to be at the morning radio devotional at the Voice of America radio station, and that Fischer must also be at the VOA. Knowing what it was like to be intimated by a microphone, Enriquez prepped Fischer before he went on the air. Afterword, Fischer became a immediate celebrity with the German people, and brought an influx of visitors to the Pentecostal Church in the days that followed.