Swanson, Paul

Paul Swanson, former much-appreciated teacher at Minnehaha Academy, is a member of Bethlehem Covenant Church.

Alaska’s Two Covenant Schools (Christmas 2007)

Rural Alaska is defined as the vast regions of the State not connected to the North American road system and is primarily populated by Alaska natives. In 1887, the Covenant Church began missionary work in one of these rural regions. Only the Orthodox, the Presbyterians, the Friends, and the Moravians, along with the Covenant were doing missionary work among the Alaskan natives at that time. Somehow the Covenant either chose or was assigned the villages around the Norton Sound. Today the church in most of these villages is the “Covenant” church.