Meet Riley Johnson, Chapel Hill Teen

Back when he was a junior, Riley Johnson sat down to talk with Youth Director Eric Hauck about life, faith, frisbee, Chipotle burritos and other favorite and not-so-favorite things.

Meet the Teen, Riley Johnson

August 2016

What School and grade level are you?


Names of your siblings?


What movie villain scares you the most?

The Joker, he’s a creepy dude

What movie could you watch over and over again?

The Sandlot or Anchorman

What three things you want to have with you if you were stranded alone on an island?

A friend, a frisbee, and a banana tree

When was the first moment in your life that you KNEW in your head that Jesus was real? 

Probably when I heard Pastor Jeff speak for the first time

What is your greatest pet peeve?

People who complain too much

What is one question you will ask God when you get to heaven?

What’s for dinner?

If you were going to ride across Texas in a 1965 El Camino with a famous actor, who would it be?

Will Ferrell, funny dude

What is a bible verse that means a lot to you?

John 3:16

If all food in the whole world tasted the same, what would it to taste like?

Chipotle burrito- white rice, no beans, chicken, mild salsa, cheese and lettuce

If you were allowed to throw one thing off the empire state building what would you throw?

A frisbee

If you were given 10 million dollars, what would you do with it?

Invest it for more money

Favorite app on your phone?


What is one of the coolest “God moments” you’ve experienced?

Too many to remember

Craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Cliff diving

What famous person does Pastor Jeff most remind you of?


What was one of the  coolest things you ever picked out of a dumpster or trash?

15 dollars

What comforts you when you are sad?

How I Met Your Mother

Would you rather go to school for a day dressed like Cinderella, OR sing a song in front of church dressed like a professional Wrestler? 

Dressed like Cinderella

If you were going to be an animal, what would you be?


If you could choose one superpower what would it be?

Be able to fly

Ok…so toilet paper…. fold? or crumple?

Crumple no doubt

Favorite song or band?


Coolest place you ever visited?

Captiva Island Florida

What are a few things that help you draw closer to Jesus?

Youth group

Best birthday party?

At Pump It Up– no sure which year

When you laugh or sneeze, do you sound more like your mom or dad?

Probably my dad

What kind of hair-do do you want for the first 1,000 years in heaven?

What I’m rockin’ right now

Something you are really good at? 


Oldest person you ever met? 

Probably my Grandpa, he was like 84

What is one thing you really like about Chapel Hill UMC?

It feels like a family

What do you like about the Youth Group?

Spending time with friends

Most fun memory with your dad?

Too many to choose from

Favorite hobby?

Good ‘ol Frisbee session

Most embarrassing moment?

When my swim trunks fell at Great Wolf Lodge

What’s your personal time limit for eating the dropped french fry off the ground?

As long as it takes to pick it up

Two things you want to do before you die?

Parasailing & skydiving

Where will you be living and doing in 10 years?

Living on the coast in California, marketing director for my favorite sock company, Stance.

Age when you last went Trick-or-treating?


What do you do to relax?

Swim or watch How I Met Your Mother

What’s the scariest thing about girls?

I’m scared to answer this

Who’s your hero?

The founder of Chipotle

Grossest thing you ever ate?

Caramel onion

Did Adam or Eve have Belly-buttons?

I hope so

If you had to say one word at the beginning of every sentence you ever said, what word would you choose?


Three words to describe Jesus as you know Him?

Great, Holy Man

Weirdest thing you ever bought from goodwill or thrift store?

Jean shorts for a football game

Favorite Holiday?

Christmas or 4th of July

What song gets stuck in your head the most?

Any VBS song

If you could only eat one food for lunch for rest of your life, what would it be?

A chipotle burrito

Who influenced you most in your faith and walk with Jesus?

Ben Wheeler

How do you connect best with God?

Spending time at youth group

What’s your favorite clip on youtube?

Almost anything with Jimmy Fallon

What is your greatest fear?

Chipotle closes

Longest distance you have ever run?

Like 10 miles

Farthest from home you’ve ever been?

Captiva Island

If you could be a professional athlete what sport?

Ultimate frisbee

If money were no issue, what would you do with your life?

Get a beach and a lake house and live the life

If God gave you power to change one thing about the USA, what would it be? 

Fill it with good people

Worst injury you’ve had?

Hitting heads with a friend, getting stiches and a concussion

On the airplane, do you try to talk to person next to you?  Or ignore them and hope they don’t even see you?

Depends on if they look cool or not

Favorite board game?


Longest time in hospital?  For what?

An hour to get stitches


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