Reverend Dr. Lori Erwin-Johnson
Professor & Chancellor
Rev. Dr. Lori Erwin-Johnson is a chancellor and professor at the University of Theology and Spirituality (UTS). She is the head of curriculum development at UTS. She has a BA in behavioral science, a Masters of Psychology degree from Walden University, and has all but her dissertation complete in Psychology, with the emphasis in cognition and learning from Grand Canyon University, and has a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the University of Theology and Spirituality. Dr. Lori is an ordained minister through the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and is the Assistant Minister at First Congregational Church in Tacoma, WA.
Dr. Erwin-Johnson has had numerous years of continuing education in addition to her formal studies, as well as 2 decades of independent study in Progressive Christianity and spirituality. She has hosted the Jesus Seminar, as well as John Dominic Crossan at First Congregational Church. Professor Erwin-Johnson has been fortunate to have met several progressive Christian Scholars, including Brian McLaren, Robin Meyers, Amy Jill Levine, Diana Butler Bass, and the late Marcus Borg. Pastor Erwin-Johnson has also worked with interfaith development and has hosted several interfaith discussion groups. She has met scholars such as the Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman of the Interfaith Amigos, Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Corp, and B. Alan Wallace, a Buddhist Scholar.
Rev Lori is married, lives in the Puget Sound area of the United States, and is the proud parent of four adult children and their partners. She also loves animals and is parent to a dog, a cat and a chicken. Her interests are reading and study, music, watching movies with her family, and meditation.