About This Episode

In this episode, the third in our introductory series, I interview Reverend Lorraine Peterson. Lorraine and I met at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA while we were both pursuing our undergraduate degrees. I was impressed with her then for her spiritual commitment, and that feeling has only continued as the years have passed. The road to becoming pastor is a long one, as Lorraine will describe in this episode, and Lorraine has rolled with all the punches and drama and never lost her focus. In recent years, Lorraine’s time spent as a pediatric chaplain has brought her to near super hero status. She helps families and children undergoing some of life’s most devastating tragedies, the sort of horror that as a new mama I can’t begin to imagine. Lorraine helps families carry life’s heaviest burdens in a time of serious need. I think you’ll enjoy her inspiring story.

About Rev. Lorraine Peterson

“What I think is that God is right there holding us up, and strengthening us, and weeping with us, and helping us to face unspeakable heartache.”

Reverend Lorraine Peterson is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Most recently, Reverend Peterson was doing a second-year residency to specialize in pediatric chaplaincy at Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana. Her research focuses on the intersection of play and spirituality.


Rox – Roxanne Amico, Notable Woman and rockstar designer and professor at Cedar Crest College
Kevin Gallagher – technical director and Cristin’s awesome mentor from college

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