Bethesda hires Rebecca Peterson as recreation director and volunteer coordinator

Rebecca Peterson has been hired as recreation director and volunteer coordinator by Bethesda in Willmar, according to a news release from the company.

Rebecca Peterson

WILLMAR — Rebecca Peterson, a therapeutic recreation specialist, has been hired by Bethesda in Willmar, according to a news release from the health and wellness services provider.

Peterson joined Bethesda in January as recreation director and volunteer coordinator.

In her new role, Peterson will provide activities, experiences and events designed to improve quality of life for Bethesda Grand residents as well as providing support to team members throughout campus.

She has worked in health care for more than 10 years, including at a variety of long-term care and short-term rehabilitation facilities.

Peterson received her bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in recreation, parks and leisure services with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation.


She became a certified therapeutic recreation specialist through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

Peterson and her husband, Jacob, live south of Atwater.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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