Kenneth V. Peterson has sung since the 1960s with the Compline Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. After several degrees in music, he taught in in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia before beginning a career in software engineering in 1980. Through a long interest in chant and early music, he has directed and performed in many musical ensembles, as well as given presentations and workshops. The spirituality of Compline led him to become a Benedictine oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington. He retired from his day job in 2015 to pursue multiple interests, including music, spirituality, and history. His current project is the publication of letters written during the Civil War by his 2nd-great grandfather.