Pastor Bryce Johnson delivers a Ted Talk about the WBLUMC Bread Oven
Bryce Johnson is
pastor here at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, where he has served since 1996. Raised in Minnesota, he attended
St. Olaf College, then Yale Divinity School. He and his wife, Jody, have three sons, all graduates of Mahtomedi High
School. Bryce first developed an interest in bread baking when he was a teenager. While on sabbatical in 2009,
he explored historic community bread ovens in Europe. A year later, the congregation he serves built a community oven
adjacent to the church. It has become central to the congregation's identity and mission.
In his TEDxMahtomedi talk, Bryce explores how bread making and baking in a wood-fired oven gives us the opportunity to
slow down, discover the sacred in the ordinary, and connect with community.
The Link to Pastor Bryce Johnson's Ted Talk can be found here