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Former presidential honor guard member to speak for CommUnity

Johnsson is the current director of spiritual care for Adventist Health in Portland, Oregon.

Terry Johnsson will speak for CommUnity on Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the University Church.  “Johnsson will talk about learning to thank God in advance,” said WWU chaplain Paddy McCoy.

Johnsson is the director of spiritual care for Adventist Health in Portland, Oregon. He is a master storyteller and is the first African American and handicapped member of the military honor guard for the White House. He served President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, and President Bill Clinton. Johnsson spent eight years in the United States Air Force. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Oakwood College, a master’s degree from La Sierra University, and a doctorate from Wesley Theological Seminary.

“You won’t want to miss listening to Terry’s stories,” said McCoy. “He’s truly an amazing man of faith.”

The event is free and open to the public. The University Church is located at 212 S.W. Fourth St., in College Place, Wash.

Posted April 1, 2016

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