Amy Pehrson ’91

Alumni and Administrator

Director, Community-Based Service and Learning in Community-Based Service and Learning

Amy Pehrson is the Director of Community-Based Service and Learning.  Prior to that, she was the Director of Mentoring and Peer Education. Amy has also worked in the Center for Servant Leadership, the Office of Church Relations and the Finance Office here at Gustavus.  She graduated from Gustavus in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and in 2015 with a Master's degree in Servant Leadership from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.

Currently her main responsibilities include directing the nine volunteer community service programs including Habitat for Humanity, Big Partner/Little Partner, Language Buddies, Elders, Pound Pals, Hoffman Learning Center, Wednesday Friends, Gustie Buddies and Study Buddies.  She is also working with faculty and community partners to ensure successful community-based learning experiences.

Amy lives on the Pehrson family farm west of St. Peter with her husband, Pat, their three children, Luke, Jacob, Grace, and their dogs Roy (English Setter) and Pepper (lab/collie mix).


M.A. Viterbo University, Servant Leadership 2015; B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, Elementary Education 1991


camping, Reading, walking, and animals

Course Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
NDL-109 Life Transitions 2 2018/JN and 2017/JN