Mary Peterson will be celebrating 25 years of ordination in September 2020 as an ELCA pastor. She served as associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran, Owatonna, MN (1995-1998) and Trinity Lutheran, Gresham, OR (1998-2004). Mary has been a hospice chaplain for fourteen years with Providence Hospice as well as providing Word and Sacrament ministry at Bethany Lutheran, Portland, OR. In addition to being a chaplain and pastor, Mary is also a Spiritual Director providing individual and group direction. She has also led numerous retreats/gatherings in her work as a Courage and Renewal Facilitator. Mary values connection, vulnerability, and authenticity.