St. Pauls Episcopal Church St. Pauls Episcopal Church
200 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, Connecticut 06878
Phone: 203-637-2447

The Rev Stephanie M. Johnson 

About our new Rector

Meet our New Rector

The Rev.  Stephanie M. Johnson 

For nearly 20 years, Stephanie Johnson worked for governmental agencies and engineering companies as a town and environmental planner.  Reverend Johnson worked for the Episcopal Bishops of New England providing support to 7 dioceses with  nearly 600 congregations in responding to climate change.  In this position, she designed and launched an outreach campaign called  "Turn off the lights, for God's sake."  Additionally, she coordinated a Food, Faith and Farming project for the Episcopal Diocese of New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

 Rev. Johnson, an ordained Episcopal priest, has preached on and offered numerous workshops on faith and the environment including at Episcopal Divinity School, The Yale Macmillan Center for International Study, Yale School of Forestry, and Trinity Episcopal Church on Wall Street.  

Reverend Johnson won the 2011 St. Francis Philanthropic Award for Preaching on Creation Care from Earth Ministries in Seattle. Rev. Johnson is the co-founder of the Fairfield County Interfaith Alliance on Climate Change. She is on the Leadership Circle for Blessed Tomorrow based out of Eco-America in Washington DC, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the co-facilitator of  the New England Regional Environmental Ministries Network.    Reverend Johnson is the co-chair of the Episcopal Church's Council on the Care of Creation.  She is the co-author of a youth and adult curriculum entitled "A Life of Grace for the whole World" which was recently published by Church Publishing and a panelist on the video series released by Forward Movement entitled "Catechism of Creation."  

In addition to a Master of Sacred Theology and a Master of Divinity, both from Yale Divinity School,  Reverend Johnson also holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a Graduate Diploma from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.  Stephanie was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2010 and has served at St. Anne's in Old Lyme and St. Paul's in Fairfield, Ct.  Stephanie was called to St. Paul's in December 2016 and installed as Rector on May 10, 2017.  

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