REVEREND DANIEL SVENDSEN, WIFE MICHELLE, AND children Sophia, Charlotte, and tye


Reverend Svendsen came to First CRC South Holland in June 2016, previously serving his first call at a PCA church in Chicago. He and Michelle both grew up in Lansing, IL, and Daniel's father was a pastor in South Holland during Reverend Svendsen's childhood. Michelle also grew up in the church, and they both acknowledge that God's grace was poured out on them in their loving homes and joy-filled families. 

Daniel attended Wheaton College and Westminster Seminary California. He loves reading, watching and playing sports, spending lots of time with friends and family, and studying the Bible and theology. He is very excited and humbled to be the pastor of First CRC South Holland and enjoys the daily challenge of preparing two sermons for each Lord's Day. He loves hearing the voices of the saints on Sunday as we join together singing Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual songs. He loves the Heidelberg Catechism and other sources of the Reformation which shape our theology, worship, and every area of our lives. 

Michelle is a loving mother and world-renowned master of baked goods. She enjoy spending time with anyone and everyone, and puts up with Dan watching and playing too much golf. She has a teaching degree from Trinity Christian College and has worked as both a teacher and caregiver as a way to get Dan through seminary training. 

Sophia and Charlotte bring joy to everyone around them and love making the short walk to church each Lord's Day, and Tye is getting ready to start golfing with his dad.

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