Sandi E. Johnson
The Rev. Sandi E. Johnson comes to her role as the Director of Deaf Ministries for the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church after a long, distinguished career in the field of Deafness. Sandi is a certified Interpreter with advanced credentials in legal interpreting. She was a pioneer in establishing mental health services and drug and alcohol treatment accessibility for the Deaf and hard of hearing in the state of Colorado and was instrumental in founding the first independent living facility for dually diagnosed Deaf young adults.
Sandi's BA is in Deaf Psychology and Geriatrics from Regis University. She earned a MSW from the University of Denver, is certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist and received an MDiv from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Sandi received her D.Min. from the St. Paul's School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rev. Johnson and her husband, Mark (also a UM clergyperson) share a passion for mission and have either participated in or led mission teams to Russia, Romania, Kenya, Honduras, New Orleans, and Cortez, Colorado. They have also led Holy Land tours. Sandi is Mom to seven children and "Mimi" to eleven grandchildren (with two more on the way!).
A favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:30-31 (MSG):
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.