Sacred Contradiction

Rev. Dr. Diane Johnson -- January 21, 2018

Scriptures for today:
Psalm 62:5-12 | 2 Corinthians 3: 12 - 18 | Preamble to the United States Constitution

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Rev. Dr. Diane Johnson has been working with social sector organizations, national initiatives, municipalities, foundations and faith-based groups focused on progressive social transformation for decades. Rev. Dr. Johnson is committed to helping the widest array of community stakeholders engage in organizational and institutional change that results in dynamic, effective and innovative solutions to intractable problems. Since 1992, Rev. Dr. Johnson has trained, consulted and coached over 9,125 individuals and groups as founder and President of Mmapeu Management Consulting, as well as a Senior Consultant to Freedom Road Consulting.

Her work encompasses organizational development and organizational cultural assessment, cross-sector collaboration, educational reform, community development, faith-based partnerships, and diversity/equity/ inclusion. Rev. Dr. Johnson has worked with such clients as Pacific School of Religion, Washington D.C. office of the UCC, The Kresge Foundation, Ecumenical Advocacy Days, the U.S. Forest Service, Habitat for Humanity International and NeighborWorks America. She is a published author of several books and has presented at conferences and meetings internationally and nationally.

Rev. Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. from Tufts University in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Masters in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion/The Graduate Theological Union, her M.A. in Nonprofit Management from The New School, and a B.A. in Communications from The Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. In her work as a Public Community Minister within the UCC she serves as a spiritual director, executive coach and organizational culture and change management consultant for various congregations and interfaith initiatives across the country. She is a proud member of First Congregational Church of Oakland, lives in El Cerrito and lives with her cat, Cleo who is upset she is alone a lot but understands it’s the sacrifice for creating social justice.