Women in Theology at Marquette

Web Posted: 06/01/2010

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Peterson


A pastor and teacher, Cheryl Peterson (Ph.D., 2004), Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, exemplifies the ecumenical emphasis in Marquette’s Department of Theology. From 2000-2005, she and her husband Charles, who did his doctoral work in Philosophy at Marquette, together served as the pastors of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Wisconsin Avenue just west of the Marquette campus. Today, she is publishing journal articles on pneumatology and ecumenism and book chapters on Lutheran ecclesiology while teaching at Trinity.


Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.