Pastor Monte (gender pronouns: he/him/his- what’s this?) was called to Immanuel in June 2003. He enjoys serving a diverse urban community and a congregation with such a long history of welcoming friends and neighbors—especially children and youth. In addition, Immanuel’s commitment to beautiful music and liturgy makes him feel spoiled to preside at worship each week.
Pastor Monte earned his master’s degrees in 1993 from the University of Chicago, Divinity School and The School of Social Work Administration. His ‘Lutheran year,’ including Clinical Pastoral Education, field work, and full-year internship were administered through the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He obtained a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1985. Immanuel is the third Metro Chicago congregation he has served in since being ordained in 1993.
Pastor Monte was remarried in 2004. He currently lives in Evanston with his wife, Kari, their 14-year old daughter, Leah, and 15-year old dog, Maddy. In addition, three college-aged boys—Russell, Joe, and Sam are eagerly welcomed home at every opportunity. In his free time, Pastor Monte enjoys working in his yard, riding his bike, reading books and going to plays.
Contact Pastor Monte Johnson at 773-743-1820