Rev. Ed Peterson is the executive assistant to the Bishop. He was appointed to that position July 1, 2021, after serving seven years on the Cabinet as superintendent of the Canal District.
Raised in the Mahoning United Methodist Church in Youngstown, Peterson 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.
“It’s been an honor to serve in each place I’ve been appointed. Each appointment has formed, taught, and shaped me,” Peterson said, who has also previously served on the East Ohio Conference Board of Ministry and as chair of 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 Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
Ed and his wife, Cindy, are parents of two sons and a daughter.
Executive Secretary to the Bishop
Rev. Ed Peterson
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
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