Meet our Staff


Renae Johnson,

School Director / 3's Teacher Aide 

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What I do:  I enjoy playing, reading stories, giving hugs and high fives, providing enriching experiences and watching kids grow and blossom.  I love to tell young children how much Jesus loves them.  

What I love about Our Redeemer:  I love the people of Our Redeemer.  It's a warm, welcoming and friendly place to worship and share with others.  

Favorite Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13   "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

Hobbies:  baking, organizing (just about anything), and home decorating.

Fun Fact:  I enjoy a good game of Bingo and love glitter!

 

 


Sarah Amberg, Pre-K Teacher

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What I do: I love to ask questions and try and encourage little minds to find their own way to solve a problem.  I look for opportunities to teach kids in real, everyday situations that will be meaningful and important to them and LOVE to celebrate with them when they are successful and encourage and cheer for them when they struggle.  I feel incredibly blessed to be able to play and learn and laugh with your children!

What I love about Our Redeemer: Our Redeemer is so much more than a church, it is community and family.  We love calling this place our home and have been met so warmly and genuinely.  

Favorite Bible Verse(s): Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us. And let us run with perseverance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. 

I love this verse because it reminds me that not only do we have a savior who we can count on to be with us when the road we are on gets tough, but we have others that God places in our lives who will also cheer us on as we follow His will, keeping Him as our focus. So awesome!

Hobbies: Music, sewing, photography and being with my own kiddos!

Fun Fact: If it were possible, I would live in a musical.  Like a real live theatre production where you sing your troubles away and the entire town joins in in a perfectly choreographed and harmonized song. (By the way, it's ok to laugh at how absurd that is.)

 


Nichole Turner, 4's Teacher 

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What I do: My job as a teacher is to walk alongside sweet children as they grow physically, mentally, and spiritually at Our Redeemer. It is a blessing to prepare activities, lessons and games that spark their imagination and creativity. I get to foster a community mindset, where we can all come together and learn from each other. I love how each child is unique and sees things differently. This allows us to experiment with a variety of different teaching methods. We can role play, use active movement, write, read, see visuals, and create art so everyone can understand and grow. It is truly a gift to see each child reach a new milestone in their development.

What I love about Our Redeemer: Our Redeemer is a family. I love the connection between the teachers, the parents, the teacher’s aides, and the children. We are all committed to teaching and raising amazing humans who care about each other, and about our great God.  

Favorite Bible Verse: I could go on for days with my favorite bible verses. God has such a wonderful way of showing you the right words when you need them. Here are a few that I am encouraged by: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has known what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9. “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Hobbies: My family is my favorite hobby. We are in a sweet season of life that enables us to do more together than we ever have before. We love hiking, biking, cooking, sports, history, reading, and traveling together. I also enjoy spending time volunteering at my girl’s elementary school, teaching Sunday School at church, and leading my daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

Fun Fact: I have been playing softball since I was 5 years old. I played a little in college and I still play on a co-ed team today! I also help coach my daughter’s team.

 


 

 Katie Bolliger, 4's Teacher Aide