First Presbyterian Church of Florence WI

Our Leadership and Staff

Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 11:14

Doug Johnson

Office     715.528.4851
Home     715.528.4458
Cell        715.938.0962


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Jim Churchill
Keith Davis
Debbie DeMuri
Ken Johnson
Kent Richmond
Kim Richmond


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Judy Brezeale
Joan Churchill
Patty Knispel
Lisa Novak
Jan Roberts
Janelle White

Pastor – The Rev. Douglas J. Johnson

I serve and am the pastor of the Florence Parish, which is a partnership in Christian ministry of the First Presbyterian Church, PCUSA and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA. Ordained in May of 1988; I am a graduate of Carthage College (B.A. 1975) and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div., 1988). 

I regularly lead worship and preach, perform weddings and funeral, counsel, visit the sick, work with the youth and in general give direction to the mission and ministry of the Florence Parish in whole.  I am available for consultation, discussion and dialogue on issues of faith and life.

In the Florence community I am currently Chair, of the Florence County Emergency Planning Committee, and serve as the Chief Deputy in Florence County Coroner’s Office.  I recently retired from the Florence Rescue Squad where I served for 23 years as an Emergency Medical Technician and held several offices including Secretary and Treasurer. 

I was born in Elgin IL and grew up in Lombard, IL where I graduated from Glenbard East High School.  After college I returned to Lombard and worked for three years as a Commercial Loan Auditor for the Lake Shore National Bank in Chicago, and then for six years in an accounting capacity for the Metropolitan Lumber Company of Oak Brook, IL before entering seminary in the fall of 1984.  During my years between college and seminary I was very active in almost all facets of my home congregation, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, IL.  I am married to Elaine and we have one grown son, Sam.

Church Service

Sunday Service

8:00 AM