For 20 years prior to her ordination in the Episcopal Church, Stephanie Johnson worked for governmental agencies and engineering companies as an environmental planner and educator. From 2011 through 2014, Reverend Johnson worked for the Episcopal Bishops of Province 1 (New England) providing support in reducing congregational energy use. 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. In May 2013, Reverend Johnson organized an international climate faith summit in Washington DC for the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church of Sweden. She was a member of The Episcopal Church Committee on Science, Faith and Technology.
She is co-facilitator of the New England Regional Environmental Ministries Network and a lead organizer of the 2013 ecumenical Climate Revival in Boston which was attended by over 700 people. Reverend Johnson is on the Leadership Council of Blessed Tomorrow, an interfaith climate change initiative of EcoAmerica. She is the co-founder of the Fairfield County Interfaith Alliance on Climate Change.
In addition to leading eco-theology workshops for congregations and speaking on interfaith panels, Rev. Johnson has been a speaker at Trinity/Wall Street, the MacMillan Center at Yale University and Yale University School of Forestry. She is a panelist on the forthcoming four part video series “Catechism of Creation” being released by Forward Movement in 2016.
Stephanie won the 2011 St. Francis Philanthropic Award for Preaching on Creation Care from Earth Ministries in Seattle. She was a 2013 Clean Air Ambassador in the 50 States United Campaign sponsored by Earth Justice and the National Council of Churches.
In addition to a Master of Sacred Theology with a focus on environmental ministries 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.