Erin Petersen

Erin grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania then attended Messiah College where she played lacrosse and earned her degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Marriage and Family Counseling. Since then she has been working in the health and fitness field in various positions. She and her husband, Andrew, were living in Baltimore and had just had their first child when they wanted to move away from the city and relocate to Blacksburg. Erin has a heart for college students and is committed to investing in their future. She believes its an imperative time to deepen their faith and relationship with Jesus so they can truly rest in whose hands their future's lie.

Erin enjoys working out, reading, eating Chipotle and Skinny Caramel Macchiato's at Starbucks. Her favorite movie is Braveheart and favorite book is What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey. She and Andrew have three children: Harper, Finley and Scout.

Erin is the College Ministry Director on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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Connect 88-WWJD: Seek the Father

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Connect 88 this week was amazing! We had a wide variety of food for breakfast with bagels, breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits. It was a FULL HOUSE with a lot of great discussion. Faith Story Mike Jones shared his story with us. Mike is an Arkansas native who came to Blacksburg to work for the Forest Service. His story is …

Connect 88-WWJD: Service Recap

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Our first Connect 88 of 2018 was February 18, and we had a great morning! After breakfast together (fruit and bagels from Panera), we introduced the semester of Connect 88. We will be doing live speakers this semester, with a story and a Bible study focused on the theme of WWJD – What Would Jesus Do. Story Aaron Petersen was …

Passion Week Devotionals: Saturday

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

In the Meantime… Rest in His Promise Easter Sunday? That’s tomorrow, the day after today. Saturday was the “in the meantime” for all who witnessed Jesus’ death–it was the dreadful day of waiting and not knowing what was to come. It also represents the “in the meantime” for us. We will experience that same dread and pain, but because we …

What’s been going on in “What’s The Deal?”

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Our “What’s The Deal?” series premiered in September with the question, “Is Islam really a religion of peace?” by Jeff Noble. Connect’s very own Malek Zahed also shared his testimony about growing up in a Muslim family. It was a very informative time learning the basics of Islam and how Muslims view Christianity, the Bible and Jesus. The students had …

Connect Olympic Partay

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U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! On Sunday evening, Connect gathered to cheer on the good ol’ USA in the Olympics. I am not sure if everyone was more excited about the Olympics or Sharon Shockley’s little taste of heaven–brownies. First up was the diving. Comments were made as far as, “Wow, look at that tiny splash,” or, “How do they do that …