Our Leadership

Michelle Dodson

Michelle Dodson • Associate Pastor

In addition to preaching, discipleship, and leadership development, Michelle provides pastoral leadership for our multi-ethnic worship team. She and her husband Karlos are founding members of the church, are long-term members of the Bronzeville community, and they have two daughters, Haddasah and Prisca. Michelle is a sociology of religion Ph.D. student at Loyola University.

Won Kim

Won Kim • Director of Community Groups

Won’s responsibilities include leading the community group ministry where church members meet in groups of 8-12 on a weekly basis to study the Bible, eat, pray, and support each other. He also provides leadership development and discipleship for community group leaders. Won and his wife, Krystle, live in Hyde Park and they both work in the city. Won is an instructional designer and adjunct professor of organizational leadership and industrial/organizational psychology, and also facilitates leadership development training on a part-time basis.

David Swanson

David Swanson • Pastor

David is responsible for cultivating vision, equipping servant leaders, and leading community formation through preaching, leadership, and pastoral care. He works closely with the ministry team leaders to ensure that all aspects of worship and service are done so the name of Christ is proclaimed, reconciling community is developed and the cause of Jesus is advanced. Pastor David has been married to Maggie for fifteen years and they have two sons, Eliot and Winston. Pastor David is also the Director of Church Planting for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, a contributing editor for Leadership Journal, and a frequent blogger.

 

Krystle Kim • Administrative Assistant

Krystle is the administrative point of contact for the church. She works with the staff and ministry team leaders to ensure that ministry goals are implemented and also takes part in maintaining community partnerships. Krystle is the Director of Finance for Great Lakes Academy, a charter school serving the South Shore and South Chicago neighborhoods on the Southeast Side of Chicago. She and her husband Won are expecting their first child in Spring 2016.

Leadership Team

As a congregational church, our membership elects a leadership team to assist the pastor in stewarding the church’s mission. The leadership team also oversees the church budget and provides ministry leadership. Currently serving on the leadership team are Dennis Bourne, Jennifer Dorrough, Warren Skipper, Susan Sperry, Doug Yee and David Swanson (ex officio).

Sunday Worship

Join us for our Sunday Service.
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park
Chicago, IL 60653
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