Please know that I often perform at two locations on Sundays… in a morning worship service and also later in the day, mid-afternoon or evening. So if you see a Sunday date you like but it has a booking already, there may still be an option for you at the other time of day.  

You can reach me at 319-431-9934 or

I look forward to speaking with you.  Thanks and Blessings!  + Jonathan


Summer –  Mount Carmel Family Camp and Retreat Center, Alexandria, MN                   This is where I serve, year-round, as the Director of Progamming. Please know, I am still available for bookings during this time, but in a more limited capacity. Advance planning and communication will help us find a way to make it happen.

Oct 11 (Sunday, 5pm)  Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Brevard, NC  Witnesses

Oct 12-13 – North Carolina Theological Pastor’s Conference  Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, Arden North Carolina   Keynote Speakers (with my wife, Jana)

Nov 13-15 – E. Central Synod of Wisconsin Fall HS Conference, Mantowoc, WI       Keynote Speaker, Presenter

Nov 22   First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church   Torrington, Wyoming    Witnesses  (11am and Afternoon TBA)


Nov 29 (First Sunday in Advent) – PRIME DATE OPEN!

Dec 2  Zion Lutheran, Clear Lake, IA  Celebrate the Child

Dec 4  Faith Lutheran, Spencer, IA  Christmas Dinner Theater  Celebrate the Child

Dec 5 (10am-Noon)  Faith Lutheran, Drama Ministry Workshop, Spencer, IA

Dec 5,6 (Sat, Sun) Gloria Dei, Sioux Falls, SD

Dec 9  (Wed)  Faith Lutheran, Hutchison, MN   Celebrate the Child  (Afternoon Seniors Potluck,  Evening Worship, and later evening Youth Event)

Dec 11 (Friday) Mission in Christ Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA  Celebrate the Child

Dec 13 (Sun am) Our Savior’s Lutheran Church   Hartland, WI   Celebrate the Child 

Dec 13 (Sun pm)  New Hope Lutheran, Sand Creek & Pine Creek Lutheran Church   Pine Creek, WI   Celebrate the Child


Dec 20 (Sun am) – PRIME DATE OPEN!  This is one is being looked at, but is not claimed yet, so I am still receiving inquiries.

Dec 27 (Sunday)  – PRIME DATE OPEN – This one is also being looked at, but is not claimed, so I am still receiving inquiries. Things shift quite a bit in December, so be sure to check back if your date is taken.

2016 BOOKINGS … 

Jan 3  Luth C. of the Cross, Lag. Woods, CA   Celebrate t/Child

Jan 24   Rejoice! Lutheran, Omaha, NE  (3:30pm)   Witnesses

Feb 3  Olivet Lutheran Church  Fargo, ND  (6:30pm)  Witnesses

April 1-3  Youth Encounter “Quake” Youth Conference, Twin Cities, MN  – Keynote Speaker, Presenter

April 22, 23, 24   NW MN Synod Sr. High LYO Youth Gathering  Detroit Lakes, MN

June 11 (Sat) Mabel Lutheran Church  Mabel, MN  125th Anniversary  Witnesses

Late October/Early November (Exact dates tbd)  Jonathan and Jana Swenson host         11-Day ITALY TOUR... Ask us for more info! 

Nov 18,19,20     NW MN Synod Middle School LYO Youth Gathering   Keynote Speaker, Presenter   

ADVENT-CHRISMAS 2016 – I am already receiving inquiries about NEXT YEAR (2016) Advent and Christmas Show Bookings, so be sure to talk to me sooner rather than later if you are interested in securing your date.