Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson serves as Minister for Clergy Health and Vitality for the Southwest Conference, United Church of Christ. She is a resource to the SWC and its clergy and church members, providing confidential professional services to help clergy and churches be as healthy and whole as possible.  

Beth is a trained Spiritual Director, offering individual and small group formats. She is also active in the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychology and Spirituality, which conducts research on the intersection of the two.

Ordained to the UCC in 1984, she served churches in Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, where she is also active in Conference and Association Leadership. She has been a member of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church since April 2010.


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Masters of Divinity, Yale Divinity School
  • Masters of Social Work Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • B.A. Sociology (Concentration in Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Race Relations), Wellesley College, MA

Beth is married with three grown children and eight grandchildren.

She can be reached by email or by phone 507-440-0958.

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