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, Tennessee 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 as Director of Operations for the East Brook Mission Barn in New Castle, PA. The Eastbrook Mission Barn is one of six UMCOR Relief Supply Network depots across the United States. In 2000, Eastbrook United Methodist Church acquired a former dairy barn as part of its purchase of a new parsonage. In 2008, the church began using the heated office space to store UMCOR cleaning buckets. Today, it is dedicated to storing relief supplies year-round, as well as to providing a work space for volunteers.
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 by selecting her name from the drop-down menu 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.