Johan Bergh

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh

Johan Bergh is a rostered/ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He has served 30 years as a congregational pastor and is now serving as Interim Pastor of Advent Lutheran Church, Orange Park FL.

  • Johan also works as Research Associate with a Senior Field Research and Development Scientist of Valent Biosciences Corporation.
  • As a certified Coach (Coachnet, Inc. and ELCA) and trained Coach Mentor, he volunteers his coaching services by coaching ELCA Mission Developers and mentoring ELCA Coach-In-Training rostered leaders.
  • He currently serves in an appointed and voluntary position as Coaching Ministry Coordinator for the Florida-Bahamas Synod and serves on the ELCA Churchwide Coaching Ministry Team as well as a level II Natural Church Development Coach.
  • Johan also operates his own coaching practice of BeingandDoingMatters ( 

Johan has several professional degrees.

  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Interpretation degree from The Ohio State University provides an environmental studies background for his current work
  • M.Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH, 1981.
  • Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2006 with a concentration in Discipleship and Leadership
  • Johan currently serves as a GreenFaith Fellow (

He and his wife Janet have been married 32 years and have two adult daughters, Katherine and Kelsey. He enjoys golf, running, hiking, fitness exercise, basketball, reading, biking, spinning, and good friends!

We at Lutherans Restoring Creation are delighted to have Johan serve as the mentor for the GreenFaith program for ELCA congregations.