Carmen S Johnson - Author, Producer, Visionary & Igniter


About Carmen

I am an Iowa native, born and raised in Waterloo but moved to the great city of Des Moines in 2013. I am a PROUD Momma of 3 girls ages 13, 7 and 4. (Now 17, 10 and 8) Yes…all girls (Whewwww). I am Human Services Student at Des Moines Area Community College and very close to completion!

Update: (2018)

I have completed DMACC with honors and now nearing graduation from Briar Cliff University!

Update #2: (2020)

I have completed Briar Cliff University with honors and now, on to grad school! 

I am actively involved my community with the goal of raising mental health awareness.

I love to cook (when I have time) and music is my personal therapist. I also enjoy clowin' with my babies...they keep me vibrant.



What motivates you?

First and foremost, I want to please God. The worse thing that can happen is for me to come face-to-face with Him not having done what He wants me to do in this life.

My biggest motivation is my children and people in general. I just want everyone to be ok…more than ok…I want them to be EXCELLENT! When I see people who are hurting or not living up to their fullest potential in life it pushes me to show them how.  I know that I cannot change everyone but if I can just impact the life of one, I can impact an entire generation.



What are your future plans/goals?

My goal is to touch as many lives as possible before I leave this earth. That’s all I want to do. I do understand that in order to do that there are certain things that I gotta do to equip myself to help others. I plan to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work and build a strong and effective Ministry. I am a carrier of the Gospel…it’s not a title, it’s who I am. I will be who I was created to be.



What would you like for the people you serve to lose/gain?

I really like this question.

I want people to gain a positive view of themselves and realize the worth and value that they have. As they do that, they will lose their sense of hopelessness.



What is your favorite quote?

I have so many scripture quotes that I’d probably take up several pages but,

here is one that strengthens me.

 “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6




I have worked in the social services field for over 20 years and carry with me extensive training and know-how.  I have also been working with youth for as far back as I can remember—even as I child, I mentored peers. My expertise is crisis intervention, community engagement, skill building, program establishment/implementation and policy/procedure standards.

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