With a background in ministry, Jim Johnson ’94 admits it was an interesting twist to his journey when God directed his return to UNW in 2006 to take on the role of director of Alumni Relations.
For the past four years Johnson has served UNW alumni, parents and churches. “The best part of my job has been the opportunity to interact with our constituents as they share their stories,” he said. “It is incredible how God has directed each of our paths first to Himself and then to, through and beyond this place we love called University of Northwestern.”
As Johnson transitions into a new role as Senior Director for Constituent Relations and Campus Ministries, he will use his interpersonal strengths and background to minister to and with students, as well as continue to create partnerships with our alumni, parent and church constituent groups.
In this new hybrid role, Johnson will focus on setting the vision for both offices and working with directors and their teams to help serve students, alumni, parents and churches in the best way possible as UNW moves forward to what he calls a “new tomorrow.”
Johnson will continue to meet with alumni, parents and church leaders personally to foster stronger relationships. He will also continue to speak at conferences, camps and churches on behalf of Northwestern. On the Campus Ministries side, he coordinates daily chapel guests, speaks regularly to the student body and disciples students in their formative faith journeys.
“I am excited each day to be involved in what God is doing across our campus and beyond,” said Johnson. “I love to share from God’s Word, mentor through discipleship and to create environments that lead to further spiritual growth, and [now] I truly feel blessed to be able to do all three; I have fallen into my dream job.”