Ross Johnson
Ross Johnson
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As director of LCMS Disaster Response, the disaster response and human care ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Rev. Ross E. Johnson oversees the church’s comprehensive disaster response program, including planning, training and implementation of immediate and long-term responses to help people in the aftermath of disastrous events wherever they occur. He works to facilitate relationships with federal, state and community disaster response agencies; consults with LCMS district, congregations and international church partners to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters around the world; and makes available pastoral care in the field while responding to a disaster.

Trusting in his love: Even when we don’t understand what’s going on around us

Why do bad things happen? What are Lutherans to believe when everything is in chaos and God feels so very far away? How can we Trust in God’s Love when we don’t understand what is going on around us?

Flooding in my hometown

When a disaster hits your own town, your life is turned upside down in a tailspin of events. This is exactly what happened to me.