The Reverend Lewis C. Johnson

The Reverend Lewis C. Johnson

3/7/2014

Let us remember the Reverend Lewis C. Johnson, Episcopal priest, Pastoral Psychotherapist, joyful Christian and husband of the Reverend Thea Crites, Deacon in the New York Annual Conference, died on March 7, 2014 at Calvary Hospital in New York City, after a long illness.

Father Johnson was a gifted and beloved parish priest, therapist and consultant on behalf of the Diocese of New York to many parishes on matters of congregational life, development and mission. He was ordained a priest in 1981, and after a curacy in Massachusetts, came to the Diocese of New York in the mid-1980s, serving parishes in Montgomery, Walden and Monroe. Drawn to the ministry of counseling and serving as a parish priest, he completed his education at the Blanton-Peale Institute in 1989 and began a concurrent psychoanalytic practice. From 2000 to 2005, he ministered as an assisting priest at St. Michael’s Church in New York City, and then, from 2005 to 2013, as Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Roosevelt Island.

A Requiem Eucharist will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 3:30pm, in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street in Manhattan. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at St. Michael’s Church, located at 225 W. 99th Street near Amsterdam Avenue. Condolences may be sent to his family, the Reverend Thea Crites and his son, Peter Johnson, at hithea2012@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fr. Johnson’s name to City Harvest, at www.cityharvest.org or (646) 412-0643.