Meet the Minster – Unity of Tacoma – Welcome!
Lori Erwin-Johnson

Lori Erwin-Johnson


My name is Lori Erwin-Johnson. I am honored and blessed to be chosen as your new minister at Unity of Tacoma. I want to introduce myself.

I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA.  My parents moved to a small house there and I was in that home until I was an adult. After I left high school, I attended college until I began working. I married my husband Rick and we had three children: Our daughter Kate, son Richard, and youngest son Nicholas. All are adults now and remain in the Puget Sound area. I currently live in Spanaway, WA with my husband and our orange tabby, Georgia

I went back to college after the kids were all in school full time. I returned and received a BA in Behavioral Science, later receiving my MS in Psychology. After completing my Masters, I continued to work towards a PhD in psychology where I focused on interfaith education as a catalyst for inter-religious acceptance.

While I was in graduate school, I began working as an administrator at a local Congregational church. I was ordained as a minister in the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches in 2016. I have since designed and taught classes for other ministers at the university level and received a Doctor of Divinity. Currently, I am attending Unity Urban Ministerial School.

I look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to contact me by clicking the button below.