Rev. Jay E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Jay Johnson

Senior Director, Academic Research and Resources

Jay Emerson Johnson, a theologian and Episcopal priest, is Lecturer in Theology & Culture at Pacific School of Religion (PSR), the Academic Director of PSR’s Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation, and a member of the core doctoral faculty of the Graduate Theological Union. He is currently on a leave of absence from his position as Senior Director of Academic Research and Resources at PSR’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at PSR. 

His publications include: Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope (Morehouse, 2005); Queer Religion (two volumes, co-edited with Donald L. Boisvert, Praeger Publishing, 2012); Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy (Seabury Books, 2013); and Peculiar Faith: Queering Christianity for Social Transformation (Seabury Books in 2014). 

Jay is a popular retreat leader and workshop facilitator and maintains a blog at