Johnson, who had previously served Mount Olivet for 14 years, said it "includes many institutions ancillary to the congregation, which employs 800-900. It's therefore critical that this transition is smooth so the continuity of the congregation's mission is ensured. ... I'm in a unique place of having hundreds of relationships with members ... to build a foundation for helping the staff and people heal from this trauma and move the congregation forward in its mission."
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