Kirsten Johnson is in her twenty-eighth year as the Director of Music at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, where she oversees the music program and serves as organist and conductor of the Adult and Junior Choirs. A native of Minnesota, Kirsten has been a church musician since her high school years when she played the organ for two country churches in southern Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from St. Olaf College and a Master of Divinity degree from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School. She has served the Boston Chapter of the AGO as Recording Secretary and Membership Chair and is currently a member of the Conference Committee for AAM Boston 2019. In addition to her work as a church musician, Kirsten was the Director of Music Together of Wayland/Weston, an early childhood music program in the Boston area, for over 15 years. She and her husband Jeff, an ELCA pastor, live in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and have two grown sons.