Jody Neufeld “After accepting that I was a sinner in need of a Savior in 1995, (at the Pensacola Outpouring) I felt the Lord calling me to prayer ministry. I became a part of the ministry team at the church I was attending. I met Henry and, after alternately ignoring and arguing with God about His plan for my life, heard the Lord clearly say that we were to partner in life and in ministry. God’s love is the perfect kind of love that binds a marriage together in a covenant with Him.”
“I have experienced rejection and abuse in my life and made poor decisions that have life long consequences, but God is faithful and merciful. He is always waiting for me to turn to Him and follow His plan and example. He is always willing to heal my wounded heart and spirit, making me a stronger soldier in the battles ahead.”
Jody spent over 30 years as a registered nurse in critical care and hospice care. She married Henry Neufeld in November 1999, while her youngest son (James) was in the middle of a year-long course of chemotherapy and radiation for a rare form of throat cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. James Webb, who loved to play drums in praise and worship and with his high school marching band, is now home with Jesus after battling cancer for five years.
Jody and Henry have two adult children: Janet (an RN and worship leader) and her husband, Chris (an evangelism minister) live in North Carolina and have three daughters. Janet’s twin brother, John Webb (a former MLB pitcher) lives in Phoenix, AZ, is a restaurateur and has four sons.
Jody has been on mission trips to Costa Rica and Hungary. “I think everyone should experience the growth that can happen on a mission trip, whether it be outside their home country or outside their ‘usual’ neighborhood. In serving others in a mission, Jesus is able to teach me another level of what it means to have a servant heart.”
Teaching in Bible studies, classrooms, and conferences is an opportunity for Jody to share what God has taught her and learn from others as well. Jody has authored four books: Daily Devotions of Ordinary People – Extraordinary God, 52 Weeks of Ordinary People – Extraordinary God, Grief: Finding the Candle of Light, and Grief: Coping with Holidays.