Our Leadership

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. Her pastoral appointments include Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., 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 served on the Building and Locations Committee, Greater Washington District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Black Methodists for Church Renewal and Black Clergy Women. She currently serves on the BWC Conference Investigations Committee, and Move Coordinator for the Conference.

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, an adorable great-grandson, and a great-granddaughter. Her favorite song is “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and her favorite scripture is Hebrews 13:2 because she never meets a stranger.


SPPR Committee – Allen Wilkerson

Church Council Chair – Aba Barnhardt

Worship Chair – Diane Phillips

Musicians – Linda Fenlon, Ramona Black, Edsel Bradbury

Trustees Chair – James Quade

Finance Chair – Lisa Brown

United Methodist Men – Steve Rubin

United Women of Faith – Vacant

Shepherd’s Table Coordinators – Kathie Auth & Mary Lee Quade