Apr
29
10:30 AM10:30

Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson

Pastor Judy Peterson

Pastor Judy Peterson

Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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    Apr
    15
    10:30 AM10:30

    Speaker: Gail Song Bantum

    Gail Song Bantum

    Gail Song Bantum

    Gail and her family relocated to the Seattle area in 2009 from Durham, North Carolina. Her passion is to prophetically call people, groups, and organizations to become all that God says they are, through the lens of Identity, Leadership Development, and Worship. Gail received her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and her Bachelor of Music from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Gail, her husband Brian, and their three sons reside in Seattle.

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    Apr
    8
    10:30 AM10:30

    Speaker: Rev. Efrem Smith

    Rev. Efrem Smith 

    Rev. Efrem Smith 

    Efrem's personal and professional story paints a compelling picture of an urban church leader of deep faith who has managed leaders and budgets, transforming people and ministry wherever he has served. His track record in leading Christian Community Development efforts, serving as a Pastor, Church Planter and leader of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church have prepared him for this moment. Throughout his career, Efrem has had a passion for the urban poor, theological education, and training indigenous leaders for service in the Kingdom.

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    Apr
    1
    10:30 AM10:30

    Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson (Communion)

    Pastor Judy Peterson

    Pastor Judy Peterson

    Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

     

     

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      Mar
      25
      10:30 AM10:30

      Speaker: Norman Wirzba

      Norman Wirzba

      Norman Wirzba

      Norman Wirzba pursues research and teaching interests at the intersections of theology, philosophy, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. He lectures frequently in Canada and the United States. His work focuses on understanding and promoting practices that can equip both rural and urban church communities to be more faithful and responsible members of creation. Current research is centered on a recovery of the doctrine of creation and a restatement of humanity in terms of its creaturely life.

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      Mar
      4
      10:30 AM10:30

      Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson (Communion)

      Pastor Judy Peterson

      Pastor Judy Peterson

      Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

       

       

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        Feb
        25
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Ed Gilbreath

        Edward Gilbreath

        Edward Gilbreath

        Edward Gilbreath is an award-winning journalist and author. An editor at large for Christianity Today,Ed was formerly the editor of Today’s Christian magazine and the founding editor of Urban Ministries Inc.’s online magazine, UrbanFaith.com. He is the author of the mini-ebook Remembering Birmingham: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter to America—50 Years Later (IVP, April 2013) and the full-length Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church (IVP, November 2013).

        Ed earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. In July 2013, he was named the executive director of communications for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Ed’s mission, both professionally and personally, is to be a bridge-builder, bringing people together across racial, denominational, and cultural lines. 

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        Feb
        18
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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        Feb
        11
        10:30 PM22:30

        Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Porter King

        Dr. Jeanne Porter King

        Dr. Jeanne Porter King

        Dr. Jeanne Porter King is called to lead and to make a difference in the lives of others. An ordained minister, she serves at Christ Community, along with her husband, Dr. Carl E. King, Sr. Here she heads the leadership and ministry development processes of our church, leads our Women’s Ministry, and shares preaching and teaching responsibility. “Dr J,” as she is affectionately called by the congregation, has a heart for God and for the people of God, and is an inspiring speaker and gifted teacher. Her messages have been called transformative, helping listeners unlock issues of identity, purpose and destiny.

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        Feb
        4
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Steve Kelly (Communion)

        Steve Kelly

        Steve Kelly

        Hometown: Chicago, IL
        Education: B.M. in Piano Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

        About Me: Proud husband of 9 years to Trina Kelly, and proud father of 7 year old Stephen Marcellus. I have a passion for people, especially those that are broken and hurting. I'm excited about collaborating across cultural, social and economic backgrounds to truly embody Shalom. I'm compelled by the calling of all humanity to truly be reconciled to God and each other. I'm passionate about racial reconciliation and justice. I am a musician, and enjoy participating in serving the church through music in various capacities. 

        Interests: People, Family time, Mentoring and being mentored, Music, Candy, Basketball, chess, TV, boxing, basically sports of any kind, anything sweet. 

         

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        Jan
        28
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Julian DeShazier

        Julian DeShazier

        Julian DeShazier

        The Rev. Julian DeShazier is senior minister of University Church in Chicago, Illinois (a United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ congregation).  He is a Chicago native, and a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Prior to joining University Church, Julian served as Teen Pastor at Covenant United Church of Christ, and has also worked extensively with the Coca-Cola Leadership Program and Fund for Theological Education.

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        Jan
        21
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Mark Charles

        Pastor Mark Charles

        Pastor Mark Charles

        Mark Charles is a speaker, writer, and consultant from Fort Defiance, Ariz., located on the Navajo Reservation. The son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man, Mark seeks to understand the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for the nation. He partners with numerous organizations to assist them in respectfully approaching, including, and working with native communities.

        Mark consults as a resource development specialist for Indigenous worship through Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He is the primary investigator in a study conducted by Brigham Young University on the Navajo perception of time. Mark serves as a board member for Christian Community Development Association and the Christian Reformed Church of North America. He developed and coordinates the Global Discipleship Network project through Christian Reformed World Missions.

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        Jan
        14
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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        Nov
        19
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús

        Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús

        Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús

        Reverend Wilfredo De Jesús is Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church (NLC), one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago.

        Wilfredo was born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community. It seemed his choices were few and his future held little promise. When he was 14 yrs. old, Wilfredo applied for a city summer job and was prepared to clean streets; instead he was assigned to work at a small neighborhood church with the children’s day camp. Wilfredo showed up to work daily and was surprised by the youth who loved Jesus.

        By the end of summer, on a day Wilfredo will never forget, he was led to Jesus and received Him as his Lord and Savior – from that moment on his life was forever transformed.

        He remained in that same little church for over 20 years before he was appointed Senior Pastor in July 2000. Since then the church has grown from a weekly attendance of 120 to 17,000 globally through church plants and more than 130 ministries reaching the most disenfranchised – the broken hearted, poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members.

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        Nov
        12
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Joel Willitts

        Joel Willitts

        Joel Willitts

        Dr. Joel Willitts (Ph.D. Cambridge University) is Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University. He has a wide breadth of experience within both the church and academia. Joel has researched and published books, essays and journal articles in the area of the Jewish context of the New Testament. He is married to Karla and they have elementary school


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        Nov
        5
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson (Communion)

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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        Oct
        29
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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        Oct
        22
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Skye Jetheani

        Skye Jetheani

        Skye Jetheani

        Skye Jethani is an author, editor, speaker, consultant and pastor. He occupies numerous roles at Christianity Today, a leading communications ministry launched by Billy Graham in 1956. Since 2004 Skye has served on the editorial team of Leadership Journal and is currently the group’s Executive Editor. He is also the Senior Producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year, multi-city project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities.

        Skye has been a sought after consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of faith and culture like The Lausanne MovementThe White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and theInterfaith Youth Core. Apart from Christianity Today‘s magazines and websites, Skye has also written for The Washington Post‘s “On Faith” column, RelevantChurchLeaders.com, and he is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. 

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        Oct
        15
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Jose Humphreys

         Reverend Jose Humphreys

        The Rev. José Humphreys is a faith organizer, and pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church, a multi-ethinic church movement in East Harlem, NYC.  José remains committed to shalom-making in NYC, through facilitating conversation across social, economic, cultural and theological boundaries.

        To learn about the Rev. Jose Humphreys click here

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        Oct
        8
        10:30 AM10:30

        Athletics Chapel Speaker: Ben Utecht (TNT)

        Ben Utecht

        Ben Utecht

        Achieved football’s highest honor when his team the 2006 Indianapolis 
        Colts won Super Bowl XLI. Utecht, now removed from his NFL career as 
        a tight end due to Traumatic Brain Injuries from multiple Concussions, 
        has redefined himself again through pursuing another dream: becoming 
        a successful artist in the world of music.


        “Ben utecht is a talented football player. He started 
        at Tight End for my team, the Indianapolis Colts, in 
        Super Bowl XLI and helped us beat the Chicago Bears,” 
        says Dungy. “However, I always thought his real impact 
        would be in music. Ben has a tremendous voice and a 
        passion for music. I believe God is going to use his 
        musical gift in a special way.” - Tony Dungy

        Learn about Ben's story here

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        Oct
        1
        10:30 AM10:30

        Speaker: Pastor Judy Peterson (Communion)

        Pastor Judy Peterson

        Judy Peterson is the campus pastor for North Park University. She comes to this role after previously serving congregations in Madison, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois. Judy is passionate about communicating good news in everyday language and travels across the United States speaking to audiences about how to put feet to their faith. Her passion for walking it out took the form of walking across the United States for her internship toward her Master of Divinity degree at North Park Theological Seminary. While the walk across the United States is how Judy first received the name "walking pastor" it is her day to day desire to walk into the lives of others that continues to make the title well deserved. Judy is happily married to Jeff Peterson.

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