Our Leadership

Markeyta Boone

Markeyta Boone • Executive Director of New Community Outreach

Markeyta leads the church’s outreach efforts through New Community Outreach (newcommunityoutreach.org), focusing on reducing trauma and raising opportunities for community flourishing. She also leads worship, is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, and is married to Steve Boone.

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 Discipleship

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. He is also a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.


Krystle Kim • Administrative Assistant

Krystle is the administrative point of contact for the church. She provides administrative support to staff and ministry team leaders to ensure that ministry goals are implemented and keeps church records. Most recently, Krystle was the Director of Finance for Great Lakes Academy, a charter school serving the Southeast Side of Chicago. She and her husband Won have a daughter, Josephine and tiny dog, Addison.

David Swanson

David Swanson • Pastor

David is responsible for cultivating vision, equipping servant leaders, and leading community formation through preaching, leadership, and pastoral care. Pastor David has been married to Maggie for eighteen years and they have two sons, Eliot and Winston. Pastor David is Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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, Monica Ko, Sandra Rogers, Susan Sperry, Doug Yee, Jarrett Yu and David Swanson (ex officio).

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