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Rachel Johnson

Deputy Director,
Head of Strategic Operations

Rachel Johnson is a strategic communications consultant who has spent her career working at the intersection of faith and the public sphere. She most recently served as Executive Director of Strategy and Communications at The Riverside Church in New York, where she stewarded the public platform and advocacy of that historic institution and, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, directed operations and management of the organization.

For more than six years, she served as Campaigns Director with Eleison, LLC, a leading faith and values consulting firm dedicated to aligning what is right with what works.

Rachel has worked with churches, non-profits, denominational groups, and political organizations to develop strategic outreach campaigns on a wide range of issues, including creation care and climate change, racial and economic justice, nuclear security, human rights, international development and peace building, domestic poverty, healthcare, and the intersection of faith in the public sphere.


She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and an MAR in Theology from Yale Divinity School and is an ordained Baptist minister.

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