Faith Peterson

The Discipleship Project Student, Cohort 1

Faith Peterson, a native of Chicago, graduated from Spelman College in 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently a dual degree Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling student. Faith is passionate about working with youth in inner city communities as well as abroad. She wishes to create partnerships with ministries in an effort to develop more relevant and meaningful programming that will empower and enhance both the worship experience and the spiritual lives of young people across the world. Beyond seminary, she plans to pursue further studies and conduct research that will benefit minorities and urban communities. Her research interests include: Youth violence, risky sexual behaviors, sexual orientation development, and better understanding the issue of distrust and discomfort as it relates to receiving mental health services in communities of color. In the future, Faith hopes to build relationships with African American churches as well as connect with different community-based organizations to oversee and facilitate various mental health programs. Ultimately, she desires to establish a private practice that will directly benefit adolescents, minorities, and underserved communities.