Fr. Bill Johnson, Vice President for Strategic Growth, is native to Milwaukee. He graduated from Marquette University High School in 1971. After graduation, Fr. Bill attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, followed by the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was a co-founder of Nativity Jesuit Middle School.
Fr. Bill was on the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Twin Cities, which later led to his involvement in starting the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee. Before returning to Milwaukee, Fr. Bill spent three years in the Dominican Republic as the pastoral director of Creighton University’s Institute of Latin American Concern. At Cristo Rey Jesuit Milwaukee, Fr. Bill helps to recruit students and staff members, raise funds, locate corporate partners, and is responsible for Cristo Rey’s Mission and Identity.