Staunton Mennonite Church
2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401

Pastor Dave Peterson

  "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." (John 20:21)


Dave and Janet PetersonDavid Peterson served as pastor of Staunton Mennonite Church from May 1981 to May 1982. He is a 1981 graduate of Eastern Mennonite College and a 2002 graduate of Malone Graduate School. After serving at Staunton Mennonite, David would pastor a circuit Mineral and Oak Grove Wesleyan churches in Virginia from December 1983 to June 1985. While  at Mineral and Oak Grove, he worked full-time at American Press in Gordonsville, Virginia. David transferred to a sister denomination and moved to Pennsylvania where he was the pastor at Park Ridge Free Methodist Church from June 1985 to June 1989. David was transferred to Ohio and is served as pastor at the First Free Methodist Church from June 1989 to June 2001. He now is enjoying working as a substitute teacher and a tutor for Beaver Local Middle and High School. Presently he is the pastor at LaCroft Church of the Nazarene.


Janet, David's Wife, is a RN and teaches full-time nursing in the clinical lab at Kent State University in East Liverpool. She is a part-time instructor in the LPN program at Columbiana County Career Technical Center in Lisbon. Daughter, Rachel, is a high school art teacher at Oak Glen High School in Chester, West Virginia. Daughter, Leah, is married, a secretary for Calcutta Chamber of Commerce and a student at Kent State University in East Liverpool and daughter, Sarah, is a dental hygienist student at Youngstown State University. David says, "God has richly blessed our family through life’s many changes and challenges. He has proven faithful many times over. I have good memories of the people at Staunton Mennonite Church. I thank them for their patience and understanding as they learned to adjust to a novice pastor fresh out of college."