Cari Terrio-Johnson Office Administrator
In 2006, me, Kyle and baby Maija moved to Cloquet from the
Twin Cities. It was always our intention
to raise our kids near grandma and grandpa, so we followed them here. A few years later, along came Elijah and our
family felt complete.
I have a bachelor’s
degree from Augsburg College in Sociology and Psychology and then went on to
get my master’s in Gerontology from St. Cloud State. I have worked in various backgrounds with
Seniors, mostly in Therapeutic Recreation. My passion is working with seniors with dementia and I loved running a
Day Respite Program for caregivers in our county.
The church family has always been a huge part of my
life. My father is an ELCA pastor, which
was a huge influence on my choosing an ELCA college and pursing camping
ministry during my college years and even after graduating college. I worked as an administrative assistant to
the stewardship pastor at one of the 10th largest ELCA churches,
gaining a whole new perspective from my rural background.
My greatest accomplishment is raising two wonderful
children. They are my everything. It was the birth of Maija that pushed me to
learn photography. After receiving my
first camera as a gift from Kyle, I never stopped learning, taking pictures and
growing in my pursuit of capturing life. I love photo journalist/lifestyle photography and if the amount of hard
drives on my desk indicate anything, it shows I enjoy capturing every detail.
Things that bring me joy: Coffee, Disney, thrifting,
antiques, baking, sitting in the sun, trees, rocks, purses, shoes, Storyhill (musicians),
laughing out loud and so much more. I
hope I can be a smile and JOY giver to you when you visit the church!
Cari typically works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday form 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at 218-879-4647.