Soren Johnson

Soren is Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Arlington.  He has over 15 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. In 2006, he and his wife founded the John Paul II Fellowship, a non-profit to equip lay Catholics for the New Evangelization; in 2013, they opened Trinity House Café in Leesburg as an outreach to the community.  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 and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He writes a monthly 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.

Recent Presentations

  • Unlocking the Power of Gratitude in the Christian Life
  • Going Dark: The Father’s Life with St. Joseph
  • What Our Bibles Say About Us
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Prayer in the Home
  • Prayer Strategies for the Workday
  • How to Pray the 5 Keys (Unbound): A Dad’s Guide  
  • Reclaiming Sabbath Rest: A Guide to (Re)Discovering Sunday
  • Kids, Sanity and the Sunday Mass
  • “Aggressive Tenderness”: What is it? How do I get it?
  • Catholics and Evangelicals Together: Reflections on Mutual Encouragement and “Ecumenism of the Trenches”
  • At the Corner of Church & Market: The Story of a Café & Christian Hospitality  
  • “I Was in Prison and You Visited Me”: The Call to Prison Ministry
  • Gaudete et Exsultate "101": Holiness in Everyday Life
  • "Called to Be Holy": The Practical Challenges of Gaudete et Exsultate