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[Update] Remembering Mr. Jeff Swenson

Update: The memorial service on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. PDT at Hollywood UMC will also be livestreamed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jeff to Claremont School of Theology, Hollywood UMC, or the Center for Health and Hope.

Condolences can be sent to Bishop Mary Ann Swenson at 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028.


This has been a season of sad news, and once more we have lost a beloved member of our California-Pacific Annual Conference family: Jeff Swenson, spouse of our former Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, passed away yesterday after his battle with cancer. Bishop Mary Ann was right by his side, and his family members were also present. Jeff has been in hospice for the last month, and Mary Ann reports that he went very peacefully and without too much pain. We will all miss Jeff’s joyous outlook on life and great sense of humor which he now shares with all those at God’s banquet table!

A memorial service is scheduled for Oct. 9, 11:00 a.m., at Hollywood UMC. Please keep Mary Ann and Jeff’s family in your prayers.

In hope of the resurrection,

Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop