Associate Pastor - Rev. Anita Johnson

Rev. Anita Johnson

Rev. Anita Johnson is Associate Pastor at First United Methodist.  Ordained in 1990, she has served as pastor to churches in Manilla, Bettendorf, Clarence –Stanwood, and Traer, Iowa, and as Director of Spiritual Care at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. 

At First UMC she oversees the Discipleship Pathway, Congregational Care, Missions, and Church and Society.

Anita was raised in Ruthven, IA, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Family Relations from South Dakota State University and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  She is married to Dave Gardner and has two sons, Ben and Matt.  She enjoys music, gardening, running, biking and reading.