IN MEMORIAM: John Romig Johnson ‘60


The Reverend Dr. John Romig Johnson, 84, of Charleston SC died Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Born February 17, 1935, Johnson was a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland; a PhD (with Distinction) in Psychiatry and Religion from the Union Theological Seminary, an M.Div.(with Honors) from General; and a Magna cum Laude B.A. from Furman University. He served as Professor of Pastoral Theology at General and on the faculty of several other seminaries and universities. He was rector of St. John's, Staten Island, NY from 1999-2005 and also served at several other churches in New York.

Since 1977 Johnson was also a Jungian analyst offering psychotherapy for individuals and couples. He had a private practice in Manhattan and was a senior member of the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute in New York as well as a supervising psychologist for their training program. He became an internationally known Jungian analyst before moving his practice to Charleston, SC., where he also served as priest associate at St. Stephen’s and Old St. Andrew’s.

Johnson was a professional member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists, and the New York Association for Analytical Psychology and a Diplomate Psychoanalyst in the National Accreditation Association and the American Examining Board of Psychoanalysis. He was also a Diplomate Pastoral Psychotherapist in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and author of a number of articles and reviews on marriage and family issues, physical disability, and pastoral care concerns.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Nicole Watts of Charleston.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 2pm at Grace Church Cathedral (98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC) with a reception to follow.