Jim Petersen BA ’56

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  • Jim Petersen BA and his wife, Sally, are 16 years into retirement, but retirement is a relative term for them. Jim’s books, including an upcoming second edition of his popular Why Don’t We Listen Better? Communicating and Connecting in Relationships, are outgrowths of 50 years’ experience in counseling and ministry. The Petersens also manage a small Portland business, Petersen Publications. After pastoring churches for 40 years, including a long tenure at Southminster Presbyterian in Beaverton, Oregon, Jim retired in 1999. The Petersens enjoy fishing and traveling. Between them, they have five children, a dozen grandchildren, and two “greats.”

    Posted 02/10/2016



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