About Me

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Alyssa R. Peterson-DeWitt | (pronounced uh-lee-suh)

I am a 24-year-young aspiring writer and pastor. By day I am an Executive Assistant at a non-profit in Atlanta, GA. By night, I am a seminarian (MDiv ’20) and credentialed minister (you can call me “Reverend” in Aug 2019!). I have a BA in Christian Ministries, Writing, and Biblical Studies. Born in Florida, raised in Georgia, and educated in Indiana, my heart is in many places, but the peach state will forever be my home.

Through my upbringing in the church and education, I fiercely believe that people deserve better — they deserve to see and experience how the divine manifests in the ordinary because God is encountered more often outside than inside the church walls. I am passionate about women in ministry and church leadership, and I hope that you’ll join me in the journey of advocating for a larger table. I believe that every voice matters.

Aside from religiously organizing my life via Google Calendar, I enjoy binging TV with my partner, hiking with my dogs, dance parties in the kitchen, a good glass of cider, and the smell of eucalyptus.

– My Family –

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In the summer of 2015, I developed a crush on a fellow church camp counselor, Stephen. A few years later, we got married (never underestimate church camp love)! As my mentor often says, it takes a man with great intestinal fortitude to be married to a strong female minister. That perfectly defines our relationship. He is my equal, number one supporter, and has the best sense of humor!

– Our Children –

The “yours, mine, and ours” breakdown of our fur kids:

– Archer belongs to Stephen and adopted in 2013

– Wesley is mine and adopted in 2016

– Caesar is ours and adopted in 2017

– Fitz is ours and adopted in 2019

Our family of 6 resides north of Atlanta, GA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains