Kenneth L. Swetland

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Kenneth L. Swetland

April 02, 1937 - February 13, 2019

Kenneth L. Swetland Ipswich - Kenneth L. Swetland, a resident of Ipswich, formerly of Hamilton, died peacefully on February 13, 2019.
He was born April 2nd, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska, the son of Lee B. Swetland and Frances (Ferguson) Swetland. Most of his youth was spent in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Tulsa Central High School and was active in Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois where he received a B.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in New Testament. He attended Gordon Divinity School (now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), where he earned a M.Div. Pursuing his interest in pastoral counseling, he attended Andover-Newton Theological School where he received a D.Min.
After graduating from seminary in 1964, Ken served Pigeon Cove Chapel in Rockport. In 1968 he was called to Calvary Baptist Church in State College, Pennsylvania. He came to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1972, where he served in various roles, including ten years as Academic Dean, until he retired in 2017. He authored two books of case studies designed to teach students of pastoral ministry. Ken traveled to Europe several times to lead seminars for local pastors in Ukraine, Croatia, and Russia.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Anne (Montgomery) Swetland of Ipswich and two sons, Brock and his wife Gina of Manchester, N.H. and Reid and his wife Janice of Ipswich, and his beloved grandchildren, Sara and Kyle of Manchester, and Luke and Natalie of Ipswich.
Visiting hours will be held at First Congregational Church of Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, Thursday, February 28th from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at the church Friday, March 1st at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to the Organ Fund at First Congregational Church of Hamilton.
Published on February 21, 2019
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Laurie Levasseur and family
Mar 14, 2019
Brock, Gina, Sara, and Kyle. .we we're all so sorry to hear of your dad, and Grandpa's passing..he left a great legacy in all of you... praying for you all in the data ahead that God will grant you his peace. In love. ...all the Lev's
Pat Helta
Feb 21, 2019
Hello Brock, i am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing..I know. The loss of a parent is difficult to deal with.I also know you have a very loving family that is sharing your sorrow. Time will bring you the inner peace needed. Love Patti