Friends of Redeemer: Vicar Kevin Peterson

Kevin Peterson's Updates

September 2020: Kevin Peterson's Update
November 2019: Kevin Peterson's Update
December 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
November 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
October 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
September 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
May 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
April 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
March 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
February 2018: Kevin Peterson's Update
December 2017: Kevin Peterson's Update
November 2017: Kevin Peterson's Update
October 2017: Kevin Peterson's Update

About Me (Kevin)

I grew up in the small town of Renville, MN and then moved to Mankato to attend Bethany Lutheran College. I grew up in the ELCA and so had a more theologically liberal upbringing, and attending BLC is what gave me my first exposure of confessional Lutheranism. A couple years after graduating from there with my associate’s degree I found the theology I had learned rubbed off on me and knew I needed to find a more conservative and unified church body. It was also at this time I first considered attending seminary (around 2003), but due to a variety of factors, the timing was not right.

I moved to Rochester in 2008 and eventually received a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from the local Minnesota School of Business. After a multi-year period of chronic unemployment, odd temp jobs, and finally a permanent white-collar job with Charter, I knew the desire for seminary from many years earlier never went away and I finally started my first classes as a student in the fall of 2017. I have always felt very comfortable being in the church throughout all my life, and since moving here I know for a fact this is where I belong and what I should do with my life. A pastor friend once said to only enter the ministry if you can’t see yourself doing anything else. If you think you would be happy doing something else, do that instead. Now with a wide variety of experience under my belt I know what he meant.

My wife Angela is a nurse practitioner and we also have a daughter Chelsea. We are enjoying our new life here in Missouri and definitely appreciate the warmer weather! I am a big movie fan and enjoy watching favorite films from my personal collection in my spare time as well as playing piano/organ or working on photography/genealogy projects. Please feel free to contact the Redeemer office if you are interested in getting in touch, and make a point to say hello if you happen to be in the St. Louis area!