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North Parker Magazine Winter 2023

Evangelical Covenant Church Names New President

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Swanson-Draheim is an alumna of North Park Theological Seminary.

Tammy Swanson-Draheim

North Park Theological Seminary alumna Rev. Tammy Swanson- Draheim S’03 has been named President of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), becoming the first woman to hold the position.

Swanson-Draheim, who was voted in at the ECC annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. this past June, earned her MBA and Master of Divinity degree from North Park. She has served the ECC for 23 years in several capacities: as chaplain at Covenant Home of Chicago; as lead pastor of First Covenant Church in Mason City, Iowa; and most recently as superintendent of the Midwest Conference.

She was selected by the ECC’s 27-member Presidential Nominating Committee from a pool of more than 40 excellent candidates and six finalists.

“The Holy Spirit confirmed in our votes what we had prayed for—clear discernment and unity of mind,” Committee Chair Steve Dawson said. “Our process was bathed in prayer.”

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