Children's Ministry Staff

Weekend Worship Times

Main Campus

Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM

Amy Natzke

Children's Ministry Director


Amy and her family have attended Valley Church since 1998 and she has been on the Children’s Ministry staff since 2006. She currently oversees the Early Childhood Ministry (birth-Kindergarten) and is the Wednesday night programming director. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught for nine years. She resides in Johnston with her husband, Brian, and three children. Amy likes to read, travel, and attend her children's sporting events. Contact her with general questions about Children's Ministry or to volunteer. Email Amy


Jackie Tysdal

Birth - 3 Years Ministry Associate


Jackie oversees the nursery (birth-three year old) on Sunday mornings and has taught in children's ministry since 2008. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in August 2015 with a Master’s degree in Christian Studies and Leadership. Jackie and her husband Tomme have two children. Jackie loves having fun with her kids and watching their activities and loves to continuously learn, read, and teach kids about Christ. Contact Jackie with any questions about the nursery, volunteering with the birth-three year olds, or infant dedications. Email Jackie


Carter Norine

1st - 3rd Grade Ministry Associate


Carter oversees the 1st-3rd grade programming on Sundays and 34th Street on Wednesdays. He graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Carter spent six summers at Hidden Acres Christian Center and has been the chapel speaker for the Kindergarten-3rd grade campers there. He enjoys watching sports, playing games, talking and spending time with friends, family, and his lovely wife Lindsey. Come to Carter for information about volunteering with 1st-3rd graders and 34th Street. Email Carter


Andy Johnson

4th - 6th Grade Ministry Associate


Andy oversees the 4th – 6th grade programming for Sundays and Route 56 on Wednesdays. He earned his B.A. in Communications – Electronic Media from Waldorf College. Before coming to Valley Church, Andy spent two summers at Hidden Acres as Chapel Coordinator and Media Specialist. Andy enjoys writing music, producing videos, eating pizza, and spending time with his wife Austin and their three kiddos. Contact Andy for information on volunteering with 4th-6th graders and Route 56. Email Andy


Michelle Sieber

Children's Ministry Administrative Associate


Michelle oversees Saturday night children's programming and is responsible for the administrative components of children's ministry. She brings six years of children's ministry experience as well as a B.S. from Drake University. She and her husband, Tim, have a son who attends Des Moines Christian School. Michelle feels blessed to partner with families to help their children grow strong foundations as disciples of Jesus. In her free time she enjoys traveling, family movie nights, outdoor activities and volunteering at school. Contact Michelle about volunteering with any ages (birth - 6th grade) on Saturday nights. Email Michelle