1997 - 1998
Oren (Pete) Peterson served as Interim Minister while the Search Committee continued its work to find a ministerial candidate. Pete organized and met with a Men's Discussion Group, protested a UUDOM rule which denied People's Church its vote when dues were not paid in full, and helped people laugh with jokes and stories. He taught an evening class on the Evolution of Unitarianism and Universalism. Pete had been a Navy pilot during WWII and generously took some church members flying during his tenure.