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CLMO is committed to prayer, vision, instruction, setting goals and working to set forth a high standard which brings glory to God.


CLMO brings a corporate anointing which will impact your efforts of ministry, along with those of other CLMO members, in a greater way. It’s not only what CLMO can do for you, but what is your commitment to bring strength and help to those with whom you are in covenant.


Together, in CLMO, we can see great things happen for the Kingdom of God.

Together we can provide needed support and accountability.

“We have a desire to see you and your ministry grow, develop and flourish. We have over 50 years of ministry experience in every aspect of Kingdom Ministry, and will be happy to assist you to see your Godly vision come to pass.”



Dr. Judy Fornara is the founder and pastor of Spiritual Life Church. She is a gifted Bible teacher and minister of the Gospel. She is widely known as a prophet to nations, moving in the apostolic and prophetic gifts, which are a blessing to the Body of Christ worldwide.

She graduated with honors from ORU, earning a B.A. in Education; she earned a Master’s Degree in Theology at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and later, a Ph.D. in Education and Theology from Golden State University California.

Pastor Judy is also senior pastor of Spiritual Life Church, founder of Spiritual Life Training Center (now Spiritual Life Bible College), and president of Covenant Life Ministerial Organization.

She has a call to the nations and has ministered in over 104 foreign countries where she has led crusades and pastors’ seminars, bringing many into God’s Kingdom and a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Moved by the Spirit of God, she has ministered to lepers and presidents alike.

Thousands of people are healed, delivered, and transformed by the power of God when she ministers, whether in the local home church, at various seminars and conferences, or in the remote reaches of some foreign land.


Dr. Joseph Fornara graduated from the University of Minnesota Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Biblical studies, and in 2016 he received a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Theology.

He co-pastors with his wife, Pastor Judy, and is a gifted teacher and preacher of the Word. His logical, down-to-earth style and delivery has attracted many to the Body of Christ who might otherwise have remained disinterested.
Pastor Joe is the President of Spiritual Life Bible College which offers three programs: Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, as well as Bible Certificate, and the Vice-President of CLMO.

He is a Vietnam vet, and prior to joining the ministry, he owned and operated a number of businesses. Pastor Joe uses that broad experience to help people in the Body of Christ manage their finances, and has been instrumental in maintaining the sound financial stability in Spiritual Life Ministries, with utmost emphasis placed on integrity.

Pastor Joe envisions the future of Spiritual Life Church as a cross-cultural community ministering to people across denominational lines and fully capable of reaching out to the lost. He desires Spiritual Life Church to be a place that sustains, leads, and brings each individual into maturity in Christ.


Pastor Gordon Peterson attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and graduated from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN, with a BA in Sociology and Psychology. He also attended Bethel Seminary. God has used mighty men of God to mentor him in the ministry, including his father, Pastor Gordon K. Peterson, Sr.

While attending Wheaton College during the early 60’s, Gordon worked with inner-city youth and families on the South Side of Chicago. The Lord broke his heart over the struggle in the lives of the young people on the Southside, and after his junior year of college, he lived and ministered there. He still stays in contact with many of the “kids” that he ministered to and in their own words: “without Jesus Christ and the Southside Christian Center, I wouldn’t have been able to ‘make it.”

Pastor Gordon has been in the ministry over 55 years, including 35 years as a Senior Pastor. He is a gifted preacher and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and moves in the anointing of the five-fold ministry. Pastor Gordon loves to counsel pastors and others in the ministry. His breath and depth of experience gives him wisdom in advising people in every area of their calling and ministry.

Presently, Gordon is a staff pastor at Spiritual Life Church, preaching at Spiritual Life and other churches, and he is on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations.


Pastor Nancy Peterson attended the University of Minnesota and Christian International University. Since her marriage to Pastor Gordon in 1968, they have worked together as a team whether as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, Co-Pastors or Senior Pastors.

In 1992, the Lord touched Pastor Nancy’s heart about the “pro-life” message, and after hearing from the Holy Spirit, she started the Robbinsdale Women’s Center (RWC), a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Robbinsdale, MN. The RWC was directly across the street from an abortion clinic, and has saved over 3500 babies and mothers from the devastation of abortion since its inception. Under the direction of Pastor Nancy, the RWC was one of the first CPC’s in the nation to have an on-site ultrasound machine in order to show mothers the development of their babies in the womb.

Pastor Nancy works with the administration of CLMO. She maintains the records, collects the dues, assists in planning CLMO activities, writes the newsletter, and is an overall link to most of the members. She is also on the Pastoral Staff of Spiritual Life Church and speaks at seminars and churches.
Pastors Gordon and Nancy have 2 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Their interests include travel and special times with their family.