Rev. Dr. Bill Peterson
Editor William D. (Bill) Peterson graduated from Wheaton College in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He proceeded to earn a Master of Arts degree in 1965 followed by a Ph.D. in 1972, both from Michigan State University.
Bill was on the faculty of Purdue University from 1971 to 1975 followed by serving in the position of Vice President for Student Life at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA for 7 ½ years. For almost 5 years he was in private practice counseling and consulting. At that point Bill and his family moved back to Michigan, where he was in administration at Central Michigan University.
In 1991 Bill’s life began its formal transition into ministry when he enrolled at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He earned a M.Div. Degree in 1994, the year in which he was also ordained as a Minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). At the time of his ordination he was also installed as Pastor of Salem Presbyterian Church in Southern Indiana. He concurrently worked part-time in the Higher Education Unit of the PC(USA).
In 2000, Bill and Kathy moved back to Spokane, WA where Bill became an interim pastor, serving congregations in the State of Washington and in North Idaho. He retired upon his 70th birthday in 2013.
The Still Faith–Full After All These Years blog had its origins as Daily Prayers from Pastor Bill, during his service as Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Coeur d’Alene, ID. The development of this website has been a long-held dream, and its completion is a further development of a vital e-ministry.
Assoc. Editor, Art Director
Kathleen Parrish Peterson grew up in Michigan, and graduated with both the B.S and M.A. in Interior Design from Michigan State University.
She taught Interior design for 25 years in the midwest and northwest while concurrently owning a small residential interior design business. After retiring from teaching Interior Design, she put her art skills to work painting over 40 murals, and showing her art in numerous art shows and galleries in the Northwest, Midwest and on the East Coast. Kathleen is also a relative of the famous American illustrator, Maxfield Parrish.
She and her husband, Bill, publish a blog called Still Faith-Full, and Kathleen is the Art Director and Associate Editor. She also lends her photography skills to the blog, writes some of the articles, and will be publishing her first book through their blog.
Kathleen and Bill have a daughter, Kerstin and son-in-law Mick who live on the East Coast with grandsons, William and Mickey.