Rev. Veronica M. Johnson is a theological education administrator, preacher, pastor, entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker, and mentor committed to the healing, justice, and liberation of all people, especially marginalized people. Born in Chicago and raised in Maywood, IL, Rev. Johnson attended the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked in corporate America for 20 years. Rev. Johnson answered a call to ministry in 2006 and earned a Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2012. She now serves as the Sr. Director of Admissions and Enrollment at McCormick Theological Seminary. Rev. Johnson is also one of the new co-pastors of Hyde Park Union Church, a historic church on the campus of the University of Chicago. Always a trailblazer, Rev. Johnson is first African American Woman pastor of this 130 year old church, and also serves as the cabinet President of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago.
Rev. Johnson is committed to the well being of girls. She has served as a mentor for girls for several years, having developed and facilitated a girls mentoring program which she titled, GROW: Girls Respecting Ourselves and Womanhood.
Rev. Johnson is the mother of two talented college students: Curtis Johnson II who majors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Vanessa Johnson who majors in Psychology at Howard University.