Sarah K. Johnson

Visiting Fellow

Sarah JohnsonSarah Kathleen Johnson is pursuing a PhD in Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Her research at the intersection of sociology of religion and liturgical studies is centred on the roles of Christian ritual practices in increasingly nonreligious and religiously diverse social contexts. Examples include memorial events following mass shootings, worship in theistically diverse communities, and ongoing participation in Christian life-course transition rituals such as baptisms and funerals. Toronto is the location of the fieldwork for her ethnographic dissertation. Sarah is also on the editorial team for a new hymnal and worship book intended to serve Mennonite congregations in Canada and the United States, and is the editor of an accompanying volume of leader resources. Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, Sarah completed an MTS at Conrad Grebel University College and an MAR at Yale Divinity School before living in Ottawa for five years, where she served as a pastor at Ottawa Mennonite Church and worked in communications for the federal government. Sarah and her partner Carl currently call Etobicoke home.

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Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre
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