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Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson, Executive Pastor

As executive pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope, Jeremy Johnson is focused on preaching and overseeing many of Hope’s ministry areas. He came to Hope as an intern in September, 2009, and served as a teaching pastor before being named executive pastor. Having grown up as a "pastor’s kid," Jeremy now serves alongside his father, Dave Johnson, who is also a Hope pastor.

He spent five years in youth and young adult ministry at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, N.D., before coming to Iowa. Prior to that, he was a high school English teacher in Fargo for two years. Jeremy has degrees from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., (1999, B.A. in English/Language Arts Teacher Education) and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. (2010, Masters of Divinity).

An avid runner and marathoner, Jeremy and his wife Briget have two children, Trey and Jade. 

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Jeremy Johnson