“I’m passionate about creating sustainable communities where everyone’s voice is heard. A place where people are conscious of their experience and willing to hear about another's so that social services can be more effective — schools are achieving, businesses are thriving and both police and citizens feel safe."
Approach & Technique
Since 2001, Jodi Pfarr has worked internationally conducting impactful seminars that leave people learning and laughing. Through her captivating presentations and consulting, Jodi seeks to help people discover the human connections that unite us all—unlocking potential within communities, institutions and individuals alike.
Presentation Expertise & Experience
Her engaging style – and trademark humor – allow her to effectively connect with diverse audiences. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups. These include teachers, religious institutions, social service workers, countless government agencies, various fire and police departments such as the Memphis Fire and Police Departments and the St. Paul Police Department; judicial systems throughout the nation, including Ohio and Minnesota judges and corporations such as General Mills, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity & American Indian nations including Menominee.
Jodi grew up in a rural area and lives in an urban city, giving her a keen understanding of both demographics as well as the diversity and unique dynamics within both. She brings audiences the knowledge she has gained from years of hands-on experience within the criminal justice system, social services, religious institutions and nonprofit organizations. This vast work experience enriches her presentation with stories from the trenches that audiences often find relatable and transferable into their own lives.
Master of Divinity, United Theological Seminary
Certified Critical Debriefer
Completed St. Paul Police Chaplain’s Academy
Bachelors of Arts, University of South Dakota
Jodi’s Work History
President, J Pfarr Consulting
Consultant, aha Process, Inc.
Executive Director, Emma Norton Services
Trainer/Chaplain, St. Paul Police Department
Transitional Housing Manager, Catholic Charities
Special Needs Shelter Coordinator, Salvation Army