Bridget Johnson, who founded and has led the Southern New England Conference’s Center for Transformational Leadership, is leaving the staff as of March 15 for another position.
Johnson said her position at the Conference has been a blessing.
“I really had thought this role within the Conference would be the last chapter in my career. I was so surprised when I was approached by a former colleague with an invitation to join the team she was putting together,” Johnson said.
Johnson has accepted a role as the Director of Partnerships and Business Development for the ChIPs Network, a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy.
A business consultant who had previously worked with churches around the strategic use of their space, Johnson was brought on with the formation of the new Conference to head up the Innovation Team, dedicated to the “Bring New Life as Agents of Change” pillar of the Conference’s Vision statement. She transitioned that team into the Center for Transformational Leadership (CTL).
“Bridget’s business acumen and tenacity were needed in the season of standing up a new center in the SNEUCC. She did that in such a marvelous way, and kicked off some critical programs. Serving as the first director of the CTL, Bridget has left an indelible mark,” said Rev. Dr. Audrey Price, Executive Minister for Strategic Operations. “I am grateful for her work in the Conference and extend blessings in her new endeavor.”
Recent CTL programming has included the free online Lunch and Learn programs, and the recent Small Church Summit, an online event attended by more than 80 people. The CTL has also worked together with the Together We Thrive program, and they are together hosting the “Negotiating a Liminal Season” online event with Susan Beaumont on March 29.
“I want to thank Rev. Dr. Audrey Price for her guidance and (Executive Conference Minister) Rev. Darrell Goodwin for his vision, enthusiasm and leadership,” Johnson said. “And, I would add, the success of the CTL would not have happened without Karen Ziel and Elisa Wilson on the team.”
Price said an interim director for the CTL will be named until a settled director is hired.
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