The Reverend Norma E. Johnson
Pastor Norma E. Johnson was ordained in 1987. After receiving her M. Div. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY, she completed post-graduate courses at Philadelphia and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminaries. She served as pastor at two congregations, St. John’s Lutheran in upstate (Penn Yan,) New York and Hope Lutheran in Port St. Lucie in south Florida. She retired from Hope Lutheran in 1999 and then served as a hospice chaplain at Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, FL for several years. Before her ordination, she served three years as the protestant chaplain on the campus of Corning Community College.
Pastor Norma has served on many teams for the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the ELCA. She has served as interim pastor to eight congregations over the years which she has enjoyed.
In 2015, Pastor Norma returned to Tennessee to serve as part-time care provider for her daughter-in-law who suffers from a rare, chronic and debilitating illness.
Pastor Norma’s strengths are preaching and administration. She seeks to preach in a manner that makes one think about the text and how it applies to our everyday living. In administration, she seeks to enable congregations to develop and pursue mission, ministry and methods for doing ministry in efficient and fruitful way. She states, “I enjoy working with people and helping them to spread the Good News, in words as well as in ways, hopefully filled with wisdom.”