The Rev. Darin Johnson
Pastor Darin has served as a Minister of Word and Sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1996 — serving congregations in Colorado for 8 years, full-time in campus ministry since 2004, and here at Agape House since 2009. He is passionate about the spiritual and vocational formation, including leadership development, community organizing, and supporting the southwestern region of the Lutheran Campus Ministry Network, which he helped found. He is a former structural engineer and first responder, and he also enjoys cooking for the Agape community as well as neighborhood potlucks and hiking and camping with family and friends.
Heather is elated to call dreamy San Diego home. She's a postulant for ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church and is hopeful for the future of faith communities as an expression of the Way of Love. Heather shares homilies and conversations seeking Christianity's forgotten Divine Feminine on her podcast: Chickmonks. Heather is also a musician and a registered yoga teacher and loves sharing embodiment practice as a modality of healing our relationships with ourselves, with God, and with one another. You can usually find her making new friends, talking personality typing systems, astrology, or learning something new—and probably (definitely) at the beach.
Greg first experienced Agape's radical welcome as a student and now, after 25 years of professional lay ministry within the episcopal church, is excited to join the team. Seeing the response during COVID-19, Greg began telling our stories through online videos and communications within faith communities in Southern California. When not connecting with cultural resource centers and religious communities on and off campus, Greg's passion for a ministry of presence can be seen during curbside ministry outside the Hardy Ave property each Tuesday-Thursday at lunch.