A native of Ohio, Katie Peterson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH, and her Master of Arts and Religion in Christian Education from Memphis Theological Seminary. Katie was a young adult missionary through the US-2 program from 1998 to 2000, working in inner-city Memphis. She was commissioned as a deaconess in 2001 and as a Church and Community Worker in 2004. Her first assignment as a deaconess and Church and Community Worker was with the East Sub-District of The United Methodist Church in Fayette County, TN, from 2000 to 2006. From 2007 to 2014, Katie was director of the God’s Country Cooperative Parish in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of northern Michigan. She worked there with the pastors and laity of seven congregations in building partnerships in mission and ministry, and also in community service.
Katie's current missionary assignment is with the Eastbrook Mission Barn in New Castle, PA. Katie coordinates the donation and disbursement of UMCOR relief supply kits, as well as supplies for the Western Pennsylvania Conference Disaster Response teams. She also assists the local New Castle UMCs to develop or enhance ministries in poverty alleviation and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Some of these ministries include assembling and installing handicap accessible ramps
How You Can Help
Like all United Methodist missionaries, Katie is responsible for raising a portion of her own support through relationships with individuals, groups, and congregations. To support Katie, you may contact her directly at ktpete [at] gmail.com, donate on the West Ohio website on this page, or send a check to West Ohio Conference, 32 Wesley Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085, with 'Katie Peterson, #982942' in the Memo line.
Get to know Katie and her ministry by watching this virtual itineration video!