Dr. Chris Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience in speaking, writing, leading workshops, and facilitating retreats in higher education, faith-based organizations, and the business and not-for-profit communities. Chris served for 13 years as Director for Vocation and Integrative Learning and Associate Director of the Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College, in Saint Peter, Minnesota.
Chris works in a variety of capacities with state, regional, and national projects around issues of vocation, calling, and purpose; leadership development; personal, social, and ecological sustainability; experiential learning; civic engagement; young-adult formation; vital aging and the “3rd chapter” of life; and spirituality in higher education. With his wife, Kim, he is co-founder of Prairie Oaks Institute, a nonprofit education, retreat, and sustainable-living center dedicated to nourishing expansive imagination, bold thinking, wise action, and cross-sector solutions to the unprecedented environmental and social challenges of our time.
Originally from a dairy-farm family near Litchfield, Minnesota, Chris now lives in Saint Peter with Kim and their three teenage children.