About the Author

Nancy Johnson is an ordained elder (minister) in the United Methodist Church.  Born in the lovely Florence, Alabama she came to Atlanta in 1991.  With a bachelor’s degree in music in hand and acting classes ongoing, Nancy worked in the theatre and corporate video scene for several years.  While an active member of Peachtree Road UMC, she perceived a call to ministry and began seminary.  
Nancy and Vivian receiving an MDiv.
In 1999, Nancy began work on a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She studied for a semester at the United Theological Center in Melbourne, Australia.  In 2002, Nancy received her MDiv from Candler and in 2006 was ordained.  In her years of ministry, Nancy has served in both associate and lead pastor roles at such churches as Underwood, Cascade, Peachtree Road and The River United Methodist Churches, all in the metro Atlanta area.

Nancy and Roland taking a break from work.
Placing a high importance on community involvement, Nancy has served on the boards of Forsyth County Community Connection, Leadership Forsyth, and the Lanier Forsyth Rotary Club.  She is a volunteer chaplain for Northside Forsyth Hospital.  Her writing can also be found in each issue of AroundAbout Cumming Magazine.

Nancy is currently the pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Roswell, Georgia.  She has been married to Todd Pierson since 1995.  They have two amazing children, Vivian and Roland.  If she had time for hobbies, they would be reading, cooking, traveling, hiking and scuba diving.

Nancy, Todd, Roland and Vivian at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia