John Peterson and his lovely wife Glenna

John’s life has come full circle  bringing him back to Chandlers Valley, where he was born and raised, and  to Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, where he attended and was confirmed  as a youth. He has been actively involved in lay ministry in churches in  Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Both he and his wife, Glenna have lived in  various countries around the world, most recently serving as  missionaries in Tanzania for 5 ½ and 7 yrs respectively, where they met  and were married.  Since returning from Africa in May 2011, they have  made Hessel Valley Lutheran Church their home.  

As Assistant to  the Pastor, John currently teaches the adult Sunday School class and  preaches as necessary when Pastor Nancy is away.  Glenna also  participates in various church programs.