It was in 2000 that Rev. Petersen became Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran. He earned a B.S. in History from Central Michigan University as well as a Master of Divinity degree and a Masters in Sacred Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne. In addition to his pastoral duties he is also an editor of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy, where he writes on the life and liturgy of the Church.
Pastor Petersen is the author of Thy Kingdom Come: Lent and Easter Sermons published through Emmanuel Press.