Pastor Chuck Peterson
In the summer of 2008, my wife, Steph, and I moved to Winona with our 3 children — Reid, Ellie & Calvin. The Edge church has been the focus of my ministry ever since…starting, growing, nurturing, directing, and pastoring. In my free time I love to ride motorcycle, vacation with my family, and thoroughly enjoy attending my kid’s activities. Sports are another interest, when there is time. My wife and I have been married 30+ years, and find great pleasure in mentoring, leading, and encouraging people in their faith journeys, together and separately. One of my greatest weekly joys is the Men of The Edge, 6AM Friday morning Bible study and prayer time.
Associate Pastor (Youth & Worship)
In 2019, my family and I moved from the icy shores of Lake Superior in Duluth MN to the balmy arms of Mississippi River in Winona. We love Winona and The Edge and are so grateful to be here. I grew up attending Pastor Chuck and Steph’s youth group and continued to volunteer after high school. I really felt the call of God on my life, so after I completed my four year degree program at the University of Wisconsin Superior, my wife and I took over our church’s youth ministry as volunteers. As our responsibility increased, my position turned into a full time job, which lasted 10 years! Through the years, I kept in touch with Pastors Chuck and Steph, and we are thrilled to be working along side them at the Edge! I love being outdoors with my three young kids and wife. I also love writing music and Podcasting.
I grew up in a small town in Northern Wisconsin that is famous for its butcher shop, and and many lakes. I came to Winona to attend WSU. It is there that I got connected to WSU Chi Alpha, and The Edge Church. This is also where I met my husband, and we liked it so much we decided to stay! We now have two beautiful Girls, and one huge dog.
Kids Ministry Intern
In small town Minnesota, born and raised. In a tree house is where I spent most of my days. I was homeschooled my whole life and attended film school through PSEO my senior year of high school. After I graduated, I attended a discipleship college called Heartland Masters Commission, training in ministry with an emphasis on children’s ministry. I am passionate about helping kids and their families build a strong spiritual foundation starting at a young age. I love entertaining and telling stories in many ways, whether on stage or through the lens of a video camera.