Bio – Rory
Pastor Rory Swenson grew up in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, went to college at Morningside in Sioux City Iowa, and is a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Theology. He has been a pastor in Nebraska, Minnesota and the Red Bird Missionary Conference in Kentucky. After 13 years as the lead pastor for Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd, he came to Advent United Methodist Church in mid 2012 .
Pastor Rory’s core spirituality is about grace and that God is love. In more than 30 years of ministry, he has become even more convinced that God’s love is the central gospel message of Jesus Christ for spiritual formation. This is the foundation of all ministry, evangelism, social justice, outreach, and Biblical living. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, helped him with that discovery too!
Pastor Rory is married to Beth Swenson, and they have two adult children, Sara and Nicholas.