Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City, N.Y. Before joining the UUSC Board of Trustees, she worked closely with the UU College of Social Justice as a coleader of the Civil Rights Journey.

Very involved in Unitarian Universalism on the local, district, and associational levels, Johnson encourages leadership development as a spiritual practice. She is an active volunteer who cultivates cross-cultural engagement and justice through her many roles. Johnson serves on the Appointments Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and chairs the UU Living Legacy Project, an organization that lifts up the lessons of the U.S. civil rights movement.

Johnson describes herself as “Jamaican, by way of the world” and has been traveling the world since she was two weeks old. Sharing her expansive and enthusiastic worldview with everyone she meets, she finds joy in bringing people together.