In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Rev. Lorraine Peterson about faith in times of hardship.

In this episode, the third in our introductory series, I interview Reverend Lorraine Peterson. Lorraine and I met at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA while we were both pursuing our undergraduate degrees. I was impressed with her then for her spiritual commitment, and that feeling has only continued as the years have passed. The road to becoming pastor is a long one, as Lorraine will describe in this episode, and Lorraine has rolled with all the punches and drama and never lost her focus. In recent years, Lorraine’s time spent as a pediatric chaplain has brought her to near super hero status. She helps families and children undergoing some of life’s most devastating tragedies, the sort of horror that as a new mama I can’t begin to imagine. Lorraine helps families carry life’s heaviest burdens in a time of serious need. I think you’ll enjoy her inspiring story.


  • Why Lorraine wanted to become a pastor
  • How one becomes a pastor
  • The shift to becoming a pediatric chaplain
  • Lorraine’s thoughts on how one could keep faith in times of hardship

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

Prefer Apple Podcasts? Android user? Go to Overcast here or Google Podcasts here. Pocket Casts? Radio Public? Something else? And of course, if you loved the episode, a review is always appreciated!

EPISODE RESOURCES INCLUDE (affiliate links included):


Today’s Guest

Lorraine Peterson

“What I think is that God is right there holding us up, and strengthening us, and weeping with us, and helping us to face unspeakable heartache.”

About Lorraine Peterson

Reverend Lorraine Peterson is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Most recently, Reverend Peterson was doing a second-year residency to specialize in pediatric chaplaincy at Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana. Her research focuses on the intersection of play and spirituality.

If you liked this episode, check out:

The Notable Woman Website

If you’re viewing these show notes from one of the platforms the podcast is distributed to, head on over to the website at www.yournotablelife.com for more resources, additional episodes, and more!