Jodi Cherney recently joined the staff team at Redemption Gateway as an RC Admin. Here’s a brief opportunity to learn more about Jodi:
Where are you from?
I am originally from Hudsonville, Michigan. I lived there through high school and went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. While there I did a semester abroad in Merida, Mexico and then lived in Gallup, New Mexico for a semester of student teaching at Rehoboth Christian School.
Tell us about your family.
I have been married to Kyle since 2010. Kyle is a physical therapist and I was a second grade teacher for five years. I am now in school to get a Masters degree in Missional Theology. We don’t have immediate family nearby, but have been blessed by friends and a church community that have become family.
What led you to Arizona?
My husband Kyle got into physical therapy school at A.T. Still University in Mesa, and I moved out here to join him after college. I never thought I would live in Arizona but Kyle and I have grown to love it!
What do you like to do for fun?
I love being outdoors. Hiking, rock climbing, running, kayaking, and biking are activities that Kyle and I enjoy together. I also love to read and play piano.
What are the best books you’ve read in the last year?
Some favorite books that I’ve read recently are The Drama of Scripture by Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew, Prayer by Tim Keller, Kingdom Triangle by J.P. Moreland, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Why did you want to be part of the staff at Redemption Gateway?
I have gotten to know most of the staff members while attending Redemption Gateway, and all my interactions with them have made me feel welcomed, encouraged, and challenged in my faith. I have been especially blessed by my Redemption Community. It is a pleasure to now work with John Kronwald and help to manage, support, and connect people to Redemption Communities as well as other ministries in the church.
What excites you about the future for Gateway?
It has been exciting to watch Redemption Gateway grow over the past few years, and Kyle and I are honored to be a part of the building process. I’m looking forward to having more space for intentional community and corporate worship. It is an encouragement to think about all the people that will attend Redemption Gateway and the groundwork that we get to lay for future generations.