Having begun her tenure at Christ Lutheran Church in 1991, Pastor Swertfager has also served as the Dean of Manhattan; member of the Executive Committee of Seafarers International House; member of the Pastoral Care Committee at NYU Langone Medical Center; and participant in the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue of the Archdiocese of New York.
Pastor Swertfager is married to the Rev. William Eric Baum, retired pastor of Saint Barnabas Church. On the home front, she guides her household's daily life, insuring the family's eastern box turtle, Northford, is fed a proper diet of worms and berries. The couple have two tall sons. The family is full of avid hockey players and fans. Pastor Swertfager enjoys dining locally. Check-out her favorite neighborhood restaurants!