Children's Ministry Staff

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


Carter Norine

Lead 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


Jenna Atwood

Children's Ministry Associate


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Jacob King

Children's Ministry Associate


Jacob is a graduate from Iowa State University where he majored in Child, Adult, and Family Services with an emphasis in Youth. Originally from Ames, he has worked as a volunteer with middle school and high school students for over seven years and completed an internship with the youth ministry of the First Evangelical Free Church of Ames. Email Jacob


Richard Pierce

Children's Ministry Associate - Saturday


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Jackie Tysdal

Birth - Kindergarten 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


Amy Johnson

Administrative Assistant


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