Rev. Ed Peterson was raised in the Mahoning United Methodist Church in Youngstown. He came to faith and was called into ministry while attending Living Hope United Methodist Church in Norton.
His first appointment was to Lake Brady United Methodist Church as a student Local Pastor in 1996 and he was then appointed to the church full-time in 2002.
Prior to being appointed to the cabinet in 2014, Peterson served nine years as senior pastor of Middlefield United Methodist Church. He is a current member of the Board of Ordained Ministry and previously chaired the Annual Conference Program committee.
Peterson worked as an engineer for commercial heating and air conditioning companies in the Cleveland/Akron area before entering the ministry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron and a Masters of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
Ed and his wife, Cindy, are parents of two sons and a daughter.
Canal District Office:
Rev. Ed Peterson
800 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: (330) 252-0299
Fax: (330) 252-0297
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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