Trish Johnsen

Posted By Webmaster on Aug 27, 2018 |

My name is Trish Johnsen and I am the Children’s Ministry Director here at 1 st UMC. As the director of the “MC1st kids”, I oversee the programming for the children’s department, special events that involve the whole family, and I also prepare lessons and teach on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. I’ve worked in Children’s Ministries since I was fourteen years old, and started teaching Sunday School in my home church. Through the years, I directed many Vacation Bible Schools, and taught many Sunday School classes, while always being involved in Kid’s ministries. I served as a Youth Ministry Director on staff in Lafayette, IN. I spent twelve years working in public schools as a reading (and sometimes math) interventionist. I worked with school’s RTI teams, and taught small groups of K- 6 th grade students who needed a little bit of intervention to be more successful in school. My husband’s job moved us several times, and when we landed here in Michigan City, we knew we were home! I’m so happy to be serving the kids and families of First UMC of Michigan City. My husband of twenty -three years is Chris. He and I are the proud parents of Billy, who still lives at home while working and going to school. We also have a little zoo in our house with a crazy pair of cats, Dakota and Panda, and a seventeen -year old lab mix named Molly. When I’m not working on kid stuff, my house, or my yard, I’m definitely reading a book. I like to spend my weekends with my husband, showing off our bright orange 1969 Ford F100 at local shows and cruise ins. Come out and find us- we’re easy to spot!

You can find me here in my office at church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00- 4:00 or reach me by email at