Peter Koppes (born 21 November 1955) is a guitarist and founding member of Australian independent rock band The Church. He is a multi-talented instrumentalist, also playing mandolin, drums, piano, and harmonica. Koppes lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where he also produces albums and conducts seasonal 'song writing' and 'performance for demo recording' short courses at Nambour TAFE, as well as offering private tuition in guitar, drums and song writing. His daughters are O Koppes and Neige Koppes who have their own band, Rain Party  (formerly they played with The Kicks aka Bright Red).
Sometimes incorrectly thought to be of Greek ancestry, Koppes actually has a mixed European ancestry: "My father's ancestry is Dutch, and there's southern French and Portuguese possibly. And my mother's ancestry is northern German but she says there's a Danish ancestor. The problem is she's got brown eyes and my grandmother had brown eyes and that's just not a Teutonic thing . Once she said we might have Gypsy blood...I've come to think I've got that spirit."