John Svendsen

Profile Updated: January 26, 2019
John Svendsen
Residing In: El Segundo, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Susie
Occupation: Retired Minister

In October of 2017 I retired from pastoral ministry and moved with Susie to Portland, Oregon.

The main factor driving this decision was the discovery that I have 4 stage cancer (colo-rectal that has metastasized to my liver and lungs). According to an oncologist I might have about three years left to live.

What has kept me in a joyful peace, however, is knowing that my Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ has already met my greatest need through His sacrifice on the cross where He took the punishment and paid the penalty for all of my wrongs. So I'm good to go (and it's not because I'm good!).

In the meantime, we are enjoying the Great Pacific Northwest where I continue to do some preaching and teaching; as well as having the opportunity to read, play with my cat and love my wonderful wife.

I truly hope that everything is well with all of you. I look forward to our next class reunion!

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Chris Wagner has left an In Memory comment for John Svendsen.
Apr 25, 2019 at 8:33 PM

Always extremely difficult to say goodbye to a genuinely nice and gifted man.  You left us much to soon - and yes your enthusiasm and smile was contagious and refreshing!  Haven’t seen you for a quite a while but your lovely letter reply was heartfelt- thanks for the impact you had on so many!  


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Feb 03, 2019 at 9:58 AM


Thank you for your letter and sharing all you are going through.
It saddens me that you are experiencing such difficulties although your courage and conviction is inspiring.

You have always been a inspiration to me and so many others. I am happy to hear you are enjoying your family and the great PNW. Please keep us posted !

My prayers to you and your family


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Jun 02, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Happy Birthday, Lou! Good to see you at the reunion. John