After serving in pastoral roles in local church for three decades, Joy Johnson, PhD (Theology) joined the City Pastors Fellowship Board in 2013. She is a faith leader of racial reconciliation throughout the Sacramento Region. She is widely recognized for her prophetic voice as a preacher, teacher and facilitator, and her commitment to restoration and healing for individuals and communities.

As the President of the Board for Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), Dr. Johnson leads in social justice advocacy and bridge building among communities of faith – working alongside pastors of ALL ethnic backgrounds. She teaches and directs a peer-learning program for a diverse group of area pastors and leaders hosted by Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Johnson holds a doctorial degree in Christian Theology from Sacramento Theological Seminary in Sacramento, California and a Masters Degree in Health Services from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Prior to dedicating herself to full-time ministry, Dr. Joy had an extensive and dynamic career in Nursing and Health Services Management and Leadership.

Dr. Joy believes that senior leaders are better able to thrive in their specific ministries when they develop nurturing coalitions within the local region. City Pastors Fellowship provides vibrant, dynamic opportunities for cross cultural connections among a community of leaders.