Alice Petersen


Dr. Alice Petersen is a consultant-trainer focused on building resilient people and leaders through all the stages of adult life. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation with 18 years of spiritual direction experience concentrated on assisting those in the caring or helping professions. For three years Alice taught two-week courses in trauma recovery at the Reconcile Peace Institute in Yei, South Sudan. She regularly serves on a CREDO consultant team that offers mid-career, eight-day retreats for clergy most at risk of burnout, and she works as a consultant-trainer conducting workshops in pre-retirement planning to help people move through major transitions of identity and roles with a focus on balanced living and well-being. Petersen received her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. During her 30 years as an ordained Presbyterian (USA) clergyperson, Petersen served the local church in a variety of pastoral positions. She and her husband, Dr. Bill Lowrey, manage Friendship Tree Consulting, which focuses on “building resilient leaders for tomorrow, today.”