Kelly Johnson is the adult faith formation director at St. Mary of Gostyn Catholic Parish in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the cofounder of Nourish for Caregivers—which seeks to improve the health and spiritual wellbeing of caregivers. She was an advertising executive until her then-five-year-old son developed a brain tumor and she cared for him during his illness.
Johnson is a member of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center Advisory Board. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated from the lay leadership program from the Institute for Pastoral Studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. Along with Debra Kelsey-Davis, Johnson created and hosted a twelve-episode series for caregivers that was broadcast on Shalom World TV.
She lives with her family in the Chicago, Illinois, area.