Pastor – Rev. Loretta Johnson
Rev. Loretta Johnson began her ministry at Calvary on July 1, 2020. Rev. Johnson is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She previously served as the pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. Rev. Johnson also served as the pastor of Asbury UMC in Hagerstown, MD, Ames-Sudbrook UMC in Pikesville, MD, and associate pastor of Clinton UMC in Clinton, MD. In addition, she was the Executive Director of the St. Paul’s Christian Center in East Baltimore, MD. Rev. Johnson currently serves on the Building and Locations Committee, Greater Washington District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Black Clergy Women, and BWC Conference Investigations Committee. She previously served on the Evangelism Committee and Black Methodists for Church Renewal.
Prior to full-time ministry, Rev. Johnson worked for the Federal Trade Commission as a telecommunications manager. In addition to her supervisory and management duties, she designed, coordinated and installed telephone systems in field offices in various cities in the United States. She retired from the Federal Government after 32 years of service.
Rev. Johnson has a Masters of Divinity degree from Howard University and has completed her dissertation on Christian Bullying for the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary. She has earned many certificates and diplomas in counseling, spiritual development, addiction, grief counseling, mental health, poetry therapy, and organizational management.
Aside from her pastoral experience, Rev. Johnson worked as a chaplain at various institutions in the District of Columbia, including the Med Star Washington Hospital Center, National Children’s Medical Center, former St. Elizabeth Hospital and former D. C. General Hospital. She is a certified addictions counselor, grief support coordinator, and retreat facilitator for various private, public and spiritual organizations. She served on missionary HIV-AIDS assignments in South Africa and Barbados and has been enriched by her travels to Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Haiti, Greece and Jamaica. Her passion is conducting seminars and retreats on spiritual dynamics, meditation, and social issues to enrich individual, family and community relationships.
Rev. Johnson is very proud of her amazing daughter, three talented grandchildren, and an adorable great-grandson. Her favorite song is “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and her favorite scripture is Hebrews 13:2 because she never meets a stranger.
PRIMARY COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
SPPR Committee & Church Council Chair – Mary Lee Quade
Worship Chair – Diane Phillips
Musicians – Linda Fenlon, Ramona Black, Edsel Bradbury
Trustees Chair – James Quade
Finance Chair – Keith Akins
United Methodist Men – Nicholas Doner
United Women of Faith – Amy Doner
Shepherd’s Table – Russ Milheim