Robert Peterson

Rev. Robert Peterson grew up in Moravian parsonages in Easton, Pa. and Downey, Calif. He attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He has served as pastor of Moravian congregations in Riverside, NJ, Lancaster and Bethlehem, PA, and Greensboro and Eden, NC. This past June he retired as pastor of Leaksville Moravian Church in Eden. He is married to Sara Paden Peterson, who grew up in Bethlehem, PA and attended College Hill Moravian Church. She recently retired from Elon University after 23 years of service; she continues to work part-time for the university on several projects. Their son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and son-in-law are all Elon graduates. Three grandchildren complete the family. The youngest granddaughter, Rory, is nine months old, & sharing her daily care with her other grandmother keeps them busy!