North Park University, founded by the Evangelical Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois, suspended its campus pastor Tuesday after she decided to officiate a same-sex wedding. “Campus Pastor Judy Peterson, having had her ordination credential suspended by the denomination for non-compliance of an instruction of the ordered ministry, will enter the new year on paid sabbatical leave from her role as

campus pastor,” a statement by NPU read last week. Peterson went against Evangelical Covenant Church doctrine that states marriage is solely a union between one man and one woman by deciding to officiate a wedding between two gay men. Her future will now be decided at a meeting with the ECC’s Board of Ordered Ministry later in January. “North Park University welcomes conversations around the topics over which there are differences of viewpoint. READ MORE