Our Leadership

Markeyta Boone

Markeyta Sconiers-Boone • Executive Director of New Community Outreach

Markeyta has been at New Community since May 2010. Markeyta’s love for music and youth shows greatly as she ministers in the Worship & Arts Dept. and as Executive Director of New Community Outreach (newcommunityoutreach.org). One of the church’s licensed ministers, Markeyta’s heart for social justice and encouraging God’s people is expressed in her service for God’s Kingdom.

Michelle Dodson

Michelle Dodson • Associate Pastor

Our Associate Pastor, Michelle Dodson is also a Doctoral Candidate at Loyola University where she is working towards the completion of a Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion; her focus is on multiracial congregations. Pastor Michelle has been dedicated to the work of racial reconciliation for nearly two decades and has helped to plant two intentionally multiracial churches here in Chicago: New Community Covenant Church-Logan Square and New Community Covenant Church-Bronzeville. She and her husband Karlos Dodson have been married since 2003 and are the proud parents of two amazing daughters.

David Swanson

David Swanson • Pastor

David and Maggie have been married for twenty years and have two boys. David is passionate about racial justice and reconciliation within the Body of Christ and regularly writes and speaks about these and similar topics. His book, Rediscipling the White Church, is available from InterVarsity Press.

Won Kim

Won Kim • Director of Discipleship

Won and Krystle have two daughters and love living in Chicago. Won is a bi-vocational minister and is passionate about leadership development with church leaders and racial reconciliation, particularly the calling of Asian-Americans within the multi-racial church. He has advanced degrees in organizational leadership and higher education management, and is an instructional designer and adjunct professor.

Pete Plodgett

Pete Blodgett • Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries

Pete loves to see God work through His diverse church to transform communities toward the kingdom of God. With over fifteen years of youth ministry and pastoral experience, he is committed to equipping students and strengthening families as they strive to live out the Gospel. Pete and Nikki have been married for twelve years and live in Woodlawn with their four kids.

Amy Calkin

Amy Calkin • Director of Corporate Worship, Administrator

I was blessed to join this amazing group of folks as a seminary intern in 2017 and then God worked it out for me to stay around and be a part of learning how to follow Jesus in a church that resembles the mix of folks around the throne in Revelation. I function as the Sunday morning point person and the administrator.

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 Monica Ko, Sandra Rogers, Jarrett Yu, David Yoo and David Swanson (ex officio).

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