First Priority of Tampa Bay serves Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties



Amber Johansen, Executive Director


Amber was born and raised in Tampa. After graduating from Leto High School, she attended Florida State University for her undergraduate degree and then the University of South Florida for her graduate degree in Government and International Studies in 2012. Her major thesis was on religion and politics, and her minor studies were on public policy in education. She and her husband, Seth, of 20 years live in south Tampa with their three children; all of whom attend public schools in Tampa.

Amber has been involved with FPTB since 2009, when she began serving as a parent partner. In 2012, she consulted with FPTB as a Community Development Director, and in 2013 stepped into the position of Executive Director.

In addition to her role with First Priority of Tampa Bay, she has served on several boards, chaired fundraisers for non-profits, led family mission trips to Central and South America, and been involved in programs serving local schools.

Her background includes: working with at-risk teens; teaching a coping skills program to middle and high school students; and speaking to church and community groups. She is currently blogging on how to parent tween and teens; serving in youth ministry at her church; mentoring several students and publishing articles.

Amber’s primary focus as Executive Director is: vision casting, fundraising, program development, and ministry operations. Amber is available to speak on a wide range of topics including: the role of First Priority in the community, parenting,public education and faith based issues.









Jennifer Atkinson, Director for Pinellas County


Jennifer and her husband have four children, all of whom attend public schools. Jennifer attends First Baptist of Indian Rocks where she serves students in the youth group and participates in the worship band. She has taken classes on education and has a passion for reaching students for Christ.

Jennifer serves on several boards including: Urban Young Life and iWorkforHim, a radio ministry.

Jennifer’s primary role with First Priority is: vision casting, fundraising, equipping volunteers and students, and expanding groups/clubs in the Pinellas County area.