Advent UMC Eagan

Connect, Grow & Serve


Ariel Johnson
CYF Ministry Assistant
phone: 651.454.3944 ext. 18

Ariel Johnson grew up in Shakopee, MN and has been a member at Advent since 2009 when she was confirmed. She’s attended Advent for 22 years, and her grandmother is a founding member of the church. Ariel is the CYF Ministry Assistant at Advent which means she bounces around Advent on Sunday mornings and evenings working with all ages.She also helps to plan awesome ministry-type things for all ages during the week and is a teacher for ADVENTure kids. 

Ariel graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and minors in English and Music. After graduating, Ariel moved to Lexington, KY where she worked as the Stage Management Intern at the Lexington Children’s Theatre for one year. While in KY, she attend Embrace United Methodist where her love and passion for Jesus Christ grew tenfold as a member of their worship band and in her small group.

Upon returning to MN, Ariel came back to Advent as the Summer Ministry Intern, where she took part in all the summer camps at Advent and helped teach Faith Builders on Sunday mornings. Ariel felt her call to ministry this summer, when she realized she could teach and spread the love of Jesus at the same time. For her, it makes sense to do something she loves (working with children and youth) and follow Jesus’s call (making disciples). She thanks God that she gets to do both here at Advent, where the ministry is awesome and growing every day!