Curriculum Vitae

Cheryl Petersen
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
•Bachelors of Science earned 1983
Columbia High School, Burbank, WA, 1979 graduate


Staff at Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, New York

  • Children’s library, 2021-present

Freelance writer
•Has authored and published five books and ongoing articles
•Skillful knowledge of computer programs
•Responsible for own business accounting
•Established and maintains and websites

Correspondent for Delaware County Times Newspaper and The Daily Star, 2013-2018
•Interviewed people for feature articles and covered municipal meetings
•Reported on religion, politics, college life, rural living, and current affairs
•Wrote approximately 5000 words per week and met deadlines
Bugbee Children’s Day Care, Oneonta, NY 13820
•Purchaser, cook and baker, feeding 100 (most children) healthy breakfast and lunch
Licensed Foster Parent
•Fostered children for 15 years
Public Christian Science Practitioner
•Offered healing prayer to people of all faiths and backgrounds
Manager of Farmer’s Market, Pasco, WA 99301
•Managed approximately 200 vendors
•Assisted customers

The Record, North New Jersey, Woodland Park, NJ
‘Murphy’s Law’ and Measles, 2019

Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY
We can Change for the Better, December 24, 2015
Public Relations and Religion, November 21, 2017
Religion Isn’t Dependent on Church, March 30, 2018

The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY
Love, Feb. 15, 2009
Learning from Shep, the Easter dog, April 2010
Arguments can move us forward or back, May 2010
Questions backed with good intent are barrier breaking, June 2010
Farmer dad was a progressive thinker, June 2010
Mary Baker Eddy broke ground 100 years ago, November 2010
There’s a fine line between humor and sarcasm, July 2011
Respect ‘the spirit that watches your back’ and all will be well, February 2012
Learning the dance between faith and religion, May 2012
Knowing God and Memory, June 2012
Beauty of Decay October 2012
Living in Love February 2013
Divine Intent, a Bigger Influence Than Time, June 16, 2017
Reformation Opened the Doors For Religious Growth, October 27, 2017
Celebrate Everyone at Christmas, December 22, 2017
Church Closing Reminds Us to Care For Religion, February 9, 2018
Saluting the Unseen June 29, 2018

Times Union, Albany, NY
The Power to Say No, February 23, 2018

Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY
How Do You Place Value On Improving Air Quality? 2019

Beacon Hill Times, Boston, MA
Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library, June 2012
150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points To a Future of Good, April 14, 2016

Interviewed about healing on Telling Tales with Jill Carey Michaels
Interviewed by Carl O. Helvie, R.N., M.S., M.P.H., Dr. P.H. on Holistic Health Show
Interviewed by Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce on WTBQ, 2019

Who I am not: sermon delivered a Unitarian Universalist Society on Oneonta, New York
You Are Appreciated, 2014
Facts and Fiction, 2015
Warmth and Sincerity, 2016
Taking Advantage of Surprises, 2017

Feminism and Religion
When Women are Placed on Pedestals to Fall, 2016

Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA 99336
Respect, Not Anger Comes from God, July 31, 1999
Recalling God Fosters Happy Memories, Sept. 18, 1999
Seek, Cling to the Good of Things, March 18, 2000
Spiritual Understanding worth the Effort, Nov. 11, 2000
Vacation from Physical Sense Leads to Spiritual Sense, Aug. 3, 2002
Truth Revealed When we Learn to Think Differently, Feb. 1, 2003
Day of Peace a Step in Right Direction, Sept. 21, 2003
Women’s History Worth Celebrating Year-round, March 31, 2004
Start at Home to Contribute to Annual Earth Day Mission, April 13, 2005

The Capital Press, Salem, OR
Thinking Through Husband’s Absence Brings Sense of Peace, March 5, 1999
Junior Revives Family’s Appreciation of Blessings, Aug. 27, 1999
Farming Change Soul, June 30, 2000
The Foster Parenting Toolbox
Shifting Gears Gracefully, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Sentinel
The Christian Science Journal

Guide Magazine
Just the Way I Am, Nov. 2009
Fostering Families Today Magazine
Shifting Gears Gracefully, March/April 2010

Proficient in WORD, PowerPoint, and Word Press. Familiar with Chicago Manual of Style. Can operate heavy farm equipment and ride a motorcycle.


best cover21st Century Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures: A revision of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

final front cover image from science & religion to God: A briefer narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

I Am My Father-Mother’s Daughter: A memoir

9 thoughts on “Curriculum Vitae

  1. Barry March 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I am not able to find where to buy the book “21 st century science and health”. Please send me a direct link. The search at Trafford did not work. What is the authors name ? I could not find this name given on your website.

  2. Robin Seletsky August 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    Hi Cheryl,

    I just wanted to thank you for writing such a nice article in the Daily Star on our children’s program at the Franklin Library yesterday.

    • Cheryl Petersen August 8, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

      You’re welcome.
      You all were great!
      That was fun. The same article, with a picture of Sasha and the children, should also run in the August 16 edition of the Delaware County Times, Delhi.
      Take care

  3. Joseph January 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Hi Cheryl, You have such a beautiful site. I wanted to tell you that I run a site called which is a site mainly in Scottish Gaelic about Arts and Religion. I have included a link to your blog there so hopefully that will bring you some traffic. We have an interest in Common, Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. Im trying to bring CS in Gaelic to the public domain but as theres such a small community of Gaelic speakers, I need to also use English. Im not clear on how to move the blog forward, but hopefully people will stop by to check your blog. Have a nice day

    • Cheryl Petersen January 2, 2018 at 7:35 am Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Joseph, I’ve discovered my modern versions of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health to be useful as an introduction to Christian Science. If you email me your address, I will try to mail you a few copies of the books. My email is: 4CherylWrites (at)

      • Joseph January 2, 2018 at 7:37 am

        Thanks Cheryl,

  4. Craig Roberts February 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Hello Cheryl, Are you still seeking an audiobook narrator for From Science & Religion to God?. If so, I have an audition for you. Thank you!

    • Cheryl Petersen February 22, 2021 at 9:59 am Reply

      I am not, thank you for asking. Take care.

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