Ella Johnson

About Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. Ella lives in her hometown, Alpha, IL, with her husband Gerry and their daughter Isa, who loves to laugh and keep them very active! Ella enjoys gardening, being silly with her daughter and nephews, and eating the delicious food her husbands cooks. She teaches systematic theology to undergraduates and also graduate students, who are preparing for permanent diaconate ordination or lay ecclesial ministry. Ella's research focuses on recovering the theological insights of medieval women mystics. She is presently finishing a book on the eucharistic theology and theological anthropology of Gertrude the Great of Helfta. She also is constantly thinking about how to employ new teaching tactics and engage anti-racism and social justice concerns in the classroom.

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