Welcome Fr. Chris Johnson!
We recently welcomed Fr. Chris Johnson to the Mission!
Christopher P. Johnson, SJ, 50, was born in Minneapolis and raised in the St. Paul suburbs. Johnson entered the Jesuit novitiate in St. Paul in August 2004 after a 13-year career in the executive search industry and other professional experience that included service on the executive staff of the Boy Scouts of America and work for a national trade association.
After completing the novitiate and taking vows in August 2006, Johnson studied at Ford-ham University in New York, earning a master’s degree in philosophy and an advanced certificate in spiritual direction in 2009. He was then missioned to teach philosophy and religion at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska, for the 2009-2010 school year, and in 2010 he was missioned for one year to teach religion — both Christian and Lakota sacred stories — at Red Cloud High School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
In 2011, Johnson began studies at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. While there, he helped lead retreats for people experiencing homelessness and sup-ported the faith formation programs at St. Mary the Assumption Parish in Revere, Massachusetts. Johnson was ordained a priest on June 7 and has been missioned to serve in pastoral ministry at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
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