Staff

Amanda Johnston
Administrative Secretary

Michael & I have 2 wonderful children and 2 dogs. I enjoy singing on the praise team, helping on the Women Ministry team, and volunteering with Children’s Ministry.  I also enjoy reading, playing tennis, taking walks with her dogs.

How did you come to First?
I am originally from Pella and grew up going to First Reformed Church. We moved back to Pella a couple of years ago when Michael started teaching at William Penn in Oskaloosa. When the Administrative Secretary position came available I knew it would be the perfect fit for me!

What do you love most about your job?
All the people I get to interact daily with and the flexibility!

Other than Jesus, who has had the greatest impact on your life?
My younger sister, Ashley. She has never given up on her dreams and striving for happiness. Being the older sister I learned to be responsible and to set a good example for her hoping to have an impact on her life. But it was her that impacted me and helped mold me into who I’ve become.

What is something people don’t know about you?
That I am pretty handy.

What is one of your most satisfying moments?
Becoming a mom!

What is your favorite food?
Pasta! Lasagna and Chicken Alfredo.

Who are your favorite musicians?
I don’t really have one. I like all types of music except for hard rock.