John Johnson is a graduate of the philosophy program at St. Mary’s College. He also holds a Master's Degree in Theology from Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology where his Thesis focused on Passion and Beatific epistemology according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Having served the Diocese of Sacramento for over a decade at the parish level as a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, he is currently the Associate Director and Professor at the Avila Institute, which provides spiritual formation to Catholics, lay and religious, in over 60 countries. He has given talks at Catholic retreats and events across the USA.
He and his wife, Alexandria, have three children: Mary, Agnes, and John Jr.
He co-founded Veritas Young Adults in 2009.