• Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Swanson
    (904) 223-6922 (ext 3)

    The Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Swanson comes to Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church from the Central Presbyterian Church of Miami, where he had served as pastor for ten years. He has also served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Gatesville, Texas, for eight years. He was Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Lecturer for Westminster College, while serving as Parish Associate for First Presbyterian Church in Fulton, Missouri, and Parish Associate for College Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas. He has worked as a Fiscal Analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank, and as Lecturer in Economics and Ethics for Baylor University and Central Texas College.


    Swanson was born in California but moved to Vienna, Virginia when he was three years old and grew up there. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a degree in economics, and he was awarded the Master of Divinity in 1996 from Princeton Theological Seminary. He completed a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics with minors in New Testament and Business Administration in 2005 from Baylor University.


    He is a long distance runner, having run in many marathons and ultra-marathons. He enjoys teaching, reading and traveling.

  • Jenni Braden Cole
    Nursery and Early Childhood Coordinator
    (904) 223-6922

    Jenni Braden Cole is our Nursery and Early Childhood Coordinator. Jenni has attended our church since she was 2 1/2 years old and thinks of Hodges as her second home. Indeed, Jenni was baptized, confirmed and married in this church. Jenni has worked in our nursery for over seven years and brings great love and valuable experience to this position.


    After attending Mandarin High School, where she was President of the Key Club and ultimately Lt. Governor of the Key Club of NE Florida, she attended FSCJ and earned her AA degree in Business Administration and her Child Development Associate Certification.


    In November 2017, Jenni and her husband Chris welcomed their own bundle of joy, Charlie Ann, into this world to begin her faith journey at Hodges.

  • Kimberly Welch
    Preschool Director
    (904) 254-7304

    Kimberly grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Akron in Early Childhood Education and American Sign Language. She has been in Early Childhood Ed for more than 30 years. She met her husband Scott during college and have four children together, Victoria, Jordan, Haley and Zach. She is also the proud grandma (Neena) of two beautiful grandchildren, Lincoln and Elliana.


    Kim started at the preschool in 2002 as the Assistant teacher in the HBPC PMO program. She taught the 3’s class and started teaching VPK in 2005. During that time, she received her National Directors Credential, then went on to serve as the Assistant Director and now the Director in 2020.


    In her free time, she loves to read, craft and garden. But most especially loves when her whole family can be together.





Kathy Millard
Office Manager
(904) 223-6922 ext. 1
Susan Reed
Director of Music
Bill Murphy
Financial Secretary
Steve Vaughn
(904) 223-6922 ext. 5
Winston Kamanga
Adjunct Custodian