Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Drescher Johnson, M.Div, CTP

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Since August 2020


Veterinary grief care counselor, veterinary chaplain, CSR

The connections! I have so many friends I've never met through here. When I travel, there's always someone with whom I can connect and cause some mischief - in the best way possible.

I love sharing what I have learned with NOMV members - whether it be through professional or personal education. Many times, I learn so much more from the other members.

I like to go to countries and eat "namesake" foods. I've had fries in France, waffles in Belgium, Turkey in Turkey, Linzer Tort in Linz, and the list goes on.


I believe in the mission that we're in it together. Sharing our struggles in a way that acknowledges the difficulty but looks forward to the hope and good times too. Life is full of many colors, so don't choose just rose colored glasses.

I want to become the first board certified chaplain working full-time in the veterinary industry.

I can't wait to see where NOMV takes all of us over the years. The ride has been wonderful so far, and I'm open to the possibilities.