Soren Johnson

Soren is Bishop Michael F. Burbidge's Delegate for Evangelization and Media. He facilitates parish-based evangelization efforts, oversees The Light is On Lenten campaign and the diocesan Office of Communications, and serves as the bishop’s liaison to the Catholic Herald.  He has more than 10 years of leadership experience, including teaching and communications positions at Catholic secondary school and university levels, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Diocese of Arlington.  From 2008-2011, he served as senior vice president at Prison Fellowship International, a global, ecumenical prison ministry with 50,000 volunteers and members in 124 countries.  In 2006, he co-founded a nonprofit organization, the John Paul II Fellowship, which equips lay Catholics for the New Evangelization while also working to renew Catholic community and culture.  Soren holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Theology from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.  He studied Theology and Church History as a visiting graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Pontifical Ratisbonne Institute in Jerusalem.  He serves on the board of the Virginia Catholic Conference and writes a biweekly column for the Herald on issues of evangelization, family life, and culture.  Soren and his wife are the proud parents of five children, and parishioners at Saint John the Apostle in Leesburg.