Alaska Missionaries

Pastor Jeff and Jane Swanson
Pastor, Naknek

Pastor Jeff and Jane Swanson have served in Naknek, AK, since September 2007. The Swanson's have six children; the two youngest, Hope and Abigail, live with them in Naknek.

Pastor Jeff and Jane Swanson both grew up in North Central Kansas. Pastor Swanson earned his B.A. degree from Bethany College and graduated from the Association of Free Lutheran Seminary in 1986. He served congregations in Kalispell, MT, and Newark, IL. In 2007, Pastor Swanson accepted a call to serve the two congregations at Naknek, Alaska, located about 300 miles SW of Anchorage.

Prior to accepting the full time call to Naknek, Pastor Swanson had visited as part of a work crew and interim pastor.

Pastor Swanson and his family have endeared themselves to the community through their humble service. Please keep them in your prayers.

Contact Information:
Pastor Jeff Swanson
PO Box 501
Naknek, AK 99633

Pastor Jeremy and Lacey Crowell
Aviation Ministries

Pastor/Pilot Jeremy Crowell, serving with wife Lacey, provides valuable avaition service for the Alaska Mission. In addition to being a 2010 graduate of AFLTS, Jeremy is a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic. He also holds seaplane, instrument, and multi-engine ratings. The Crowell's will be working closely with Pastor Jeff Swanson and Pastor Bob Lee.

Pastor Jeremy and Lacey bring with them ministry skills and a servant's heart that has great potential for expanding the Alaska outreach. They originally surveyed the AK ministry for six months of their seminary internship in 2009. God confirmed His direction and in Spring 2010 they accepted a call from AFLC Home Missions and FLAPS to serve as full time pastor/pilot for the remote areas of Alaska, beginning in August 2010.

Please Pray for this missionary couple as they begin a new chapter of their ministry.

Contact Information:
Pastor Jeremy Crowell
PO Box 507
Naknek, AK 99633

Pastor Bob and Margaret Lee
KAKN Radio Station Manager

Pastor Bob Lee and his wife Margaret also serve in Alaska. Bob is a pastor and KAKN station manager and Margaret as a teacher in Naknek. Pastor Lee is a 2010 graduate of Association Free Lutheran Seminary, and began his service at KAKN in June, 2010.

Prior to attending seminary, Pastor Lee also received training at California State University, Omaha Lutheran Bible School, Concordia Seminary, Fuller School of World Mission, and the International School of Theology.

The Lees have a longstanding heart for missions. Pastor Lee, his wife and four children served under World Mission Prayer Leagueand the Norwegian Santal Mission from 1981-1997 in Bangladesh. In 1997 they joined Campus Crusade for Christ where Pastor Lee served as regional consultant , responsible for the distribution of the Jesus film in Southeast Asia. In 2006 they moved to Plymouth, MN where he attended AFLTS and served as Director of Student support at AFLBS.

Sensing God’s call back into missions, and seeing the Lord at work in Naknek, the Lee’s accepted the call from AFLC Home Missions to serve in Naknek, AK.

Contact Information:
Pastor Bob Lee
c/o KAKN Radio
PO Box 214
Naknek, AK 99633