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Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swanson, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Jonathan SwansonThe Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Swanson comes to Central  from the First Presbyterian Church of Gatesville, Texas where he had served as pastor for eight years. He has also served as Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Lecturer for Westminster College, as Parish Associate for First Presbyterian Church in Fulton, Missouri, and as Parish Associate for College Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas. He has worked as a Fiscal Analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank, and as Lecturer in Economics and Ethics for Baylor University and Central Texas College.

Swanson was born in California but moved to Vienna, Virginia when he was three years old and grew up there. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a degree in economics, and was awarded the Master of Divinity in 1996 from Princeton Theological Seminary. He completed a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics with minors in New Testament and Business Administration in 2005 from Baylor University.

He is a long distance runner, having run in many marathons and ultramarathons.

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