Tony Petersen graduated magna cum laude from Fresno State in 2012, majoring in political science and minoring in history. He also worked at The Collegian, Fresno State’s student newspaper, from the fall semester of 2009 until the spring semester of 2012, serving as a columnist, opinion editor, and editor in chief. His archive is here.
From September 2012 to February 2014 he served as the campus pastor at Mountain View Sunnyside, a campus of Mountain View Community Church. He is licensed as a pastor by Mountain View Community Church and the Mennonite Brethren Pacific District.
He also received a Master’s Degree in History from Fresno State, graduating with distinction. His thesis, written under the guidance of Brad Jones, is titled A Breakable Bond: How the Meaning of Virtue Tore Apart a Friendship and an Empire. It concerns the relationship of John Adams and Jonathan Sewall, patriots and loyalists more broadly, and the role ideas of republican virtue played in their separation in the coming of the American Revolution. He has presented at multiple graduate student conferences as well as at the Fresno Historical Society’s Civil War Revisited. He has also been supported by the Institute for Humane Studies.
From December 2014 to March 2017, Tony and his wife Roxanna served as missionaries to Peine, Germany, through MB Mission. To learn more about what they did, visit their website here. To learn more about the church in which they served, MGE Peine, visit its website at www.mgepeine.de.
You can reach him on Facebook here.