Welcome Amanda Nottingham!

By Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director, Louisiana Right to Life

We are excited to announce that Amanda Nottingham has recently joined the Louisiana Right to Life team as the North Louisiana Director!

Kelly Johnson, who has served in that role since August, is stepping back, but not stepping out! Kelly’s husband, Congressman Mike Johnson, was recently elected to serve as the National Chairman for the Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservative Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. This new position has placed additional responsibilities on Mike and Kelly. Kelly felt it best to step back to let a new leader take the reins. Kelly will continue to be involved and serve as North Louisiana Outreach Advisor.

I want to thank Kelly for her hard work over these past seven months. During her time, we held our first North Louisiana Prayer Breakfast, launched our hugely successful outreach at the State Fair, orchestrated a very successful Life March Northwest, and so much more.

Kelly Johnson, Left, at our State Fair Outreach

Kelly recently said to me, “It is my great privilege to continue to serve Louisiana Right to Life, albeit now in a different capacity. Mike and I have been dedicated to the pro-life cause ever since we met, and I have loved every minute of spreading the pro-life message over the past months. Seeing the light in the eyes of each person who learned more about the value of human life at the State Fair was truly beautiful! Now, I am thrilled to support Amanda Nottingham as she moves forward to build on the tremendous progress we are making for life!”

Amanda Nottingham was born and raised in Shreveport. She graduated from Centenary College with a degree in elementary education then began working as an elementary school teacher in Caddo and Bossier parishes. She taught in public schools for 15 years and currently also works as a legislative assistant for the Louisiana House of Representatives. Amanda is married to Todd Nottingham, and they have two sons, Wesley and Jacob. They have made their home in Benton, where they are actively involved in their church, Cypress Baptist.

Amanda and Todd Nottingham at Life March Northwest

Amanda’s background as a teacher forms her desire to reach the youth of North Louisiana with the pro-life message through presentations to high school classrooms, youth groups, college groups, and more. Amanda recently said,

“I feel there is a great need in our community to promote the pro-life message, especially among students. The fight to protect life is critically important and recent legislation has proven that we must be ardent in sharing the message that EVERY life is worth protecting. We must educate our students and equip them with the knowledge and skills to promote the message of the sanctity of life. As a former educator, I know that our students have a great influence on their peers, as well as their families. The spark created by empowering students will ignite a fire in North Louisiana to stand for and protect life!”

Amanda will also further the existing projects of Louisiana Right to Life, including the State Fair Outreach, the Louisiana Life March Northwest, our Prayer Breakfast and more! We are excited to see the fire for life grow through Amanda’s work!

Get in touch with Amanda to partner with her by emailing her at!