Schedule

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 jonathan@paraphrasetheatre.com

I look forward to speaking with you!   + Jonathan

2015 BOOKINGS

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

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS 2015

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, Spencer, IA    Drama Ministry Workshop

Dec 5 (Sat) Gloria Dei Lutheran, Sioux Falls, SD   Celebrate the Child

Dec 6 (Sun) Gloria Dei Lutheran, Sioux Falls, SD  Celebrate the Child

Dec 8 (Tues)  Osseo United Methodist, Osseo, MN   Celebrate the Child

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

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)  6pm – Free Will Dinner with proceeds going to the Northwest Synod of WI’s Malawi Famine Relief Efforts).  7pm performance. The presentation will be at New Hope Lutheran Church – Sand Creek and Pine Creek (Sand Creek Location)

Dec 18  (Afternoon)  Unity Foundation Lunch and Pastor’s Appreciation  (Held at the Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria, MN) – Celebrate the Child

Dec 20 (Sun am) – Ascension Lutheran, Waterloo IA  – Celebrate the Child

2016 BOOKINGS 

Jan 2 and 3  Luth C. of the Cross, Lag. Woods, CA   30th Anniversary, Celebrate t/Child and Preaching

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

March 1 – Lenoir-Rhyne University  Hickory, NC  Witnesses (7pm)  Also attending 2 Theological Class on Feb 29 and 30.

March 2 – Mt Olivet Hickory, NC  Witnesses (7pm)

March 3 – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC  Chapen (11:30) and Witnesses (7pm)

March 6  Zion Lutheran, Spencer, WI Witnesses  (Time TBD)

March 13 Tracy, MN  Witnesses  (9am)

April 1-3  Youth Encounter “Quake” Youth Conference, Twin Cities, MN  – Keynote Speaker, Presenter  (Friday Evening through Sunday Noon)

April 22-24   NW MN Synod Sr. High LYO Gathering  Detroit Lakes, MN  Keynote Speaker (Friday Evening through Sunday Noon) 

May 5  Zion Lutheran Clear Lake, IA   Annual Women’s Event  (Jonathan and Jana Swenson appearing together, Speaking and Drama)

June 11 Mabel Lutheran Church  Mabel, MN  125th Anniversary  Witnesses                                                                  (Saturday, 4pm)

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.

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

Nov 18-20  NW MN Synod Middle School LYO 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.

Dec 4 (afternoon)  (In Process) Long Prairie, MN  (Celebrate the Child)