Peter M. Johnson was born in New York City, New York, on November 29, 1966. He married Stephanie Lyn Chadwick in 1990. They are the parents of four children.
He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Southern Utah University. He received a PhD in accounting from Arizona State University.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Alabama Birmingham Mission, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president, stake financial clerk, ward mission leader, and stake president.