A Church with a Rich History
The little church, with humble beginnings, is a beacon in the community.
Swedish settlers wanted freedom to worship and practice their faith, without the restrictions placed on them back in Sweden in the 1800's.
They came over as farmers, merchants, craftspeople, and fishermen.
Then & Now
In 2012, our congregation made the decision to construct a prayer garden where once the parsonage stood. We invite you to experience this tranquil outdoor space and enjoy a little solitude during your visit to Stockholm. The gazebo and park-like setting are perched atop the village's business district, providing an ideal view. In the springtime, the grounds are filled with the scent of fresh lilacs and eagles soar overhead.
About Pastor Mark Coronna
Mark became a licensed pastor through the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2015. Before that, he served for more than 30 years on various church and faith-based boards and committees. Mark and his wife Maryanne have been involved in the leadership of two successful church start-ups in the Twin Cities and have been permanent residents of Stockholm since 2012. They’ve been married 45 years and have two adult children and two young grandsons.
For several years, Mark has brought his faith into the business community and authored a monthly column called "Faith Works!" in the regional newspaper. He also speaks to faith-based business groups throughout the Twin Cities on a variety of current business topics. In addition to his role as pastor at Calvary Covenant, Mark has his own marketing consulting business called The Practical CMO.