Meet Out Pastor - Rev. Jodi Bushdiecker


Pastor Jodi joined us as our new Pastor at Bountiful Community Church in January, 2017.
She has twenty-four
years of ministry experience, serving in local churches, chaplaincy, campus ministry, and non-profit leadership positions in Tennessee, Michigan, New Jersey, and Colorado. Her experience in local church ministry includes worship leadership, Christian education, and pastoral care. She has worked as a chaplain in hospital and hospice agencies, and in addition to serving as part-time Pastor at Bountiful Community Church, she also works part-time as Chaplain at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful.

Pastor Jodi's Background and Experience

Jodi was born in California, and she grew up in Missouri. After completing high school she spent a year in Austria as a foreign exchange student with the American Field Service. She then went to Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1992. She has completed eight units of Clinical Pastoral Education (specialized training in spiritual care). Jodi is also a licensed Practitioner and Minister with Centers for Spiritual Living.

 

Pastor Jodi's Family and Life Outside the Church

Jodi and her partner Dan have been together 12 years. Jodi's daughter Lizzie is a freshman at the University of Denver and her son Ben is a sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dan's daughter Ember and his son Branden have recently graduated from college and live and work in Colorado. Jodi enjoys spending time with family and friends and in the outdoors. Her interests include hiking, camping, biking, and yoga. 

 

Pastor Jodi's Passion in Life

Jodi is passionate about loving and serving God in the world through ministry that nurtures spirituality, transforms lives, and promotes justice for all God's children. The prophet Micah reminds us that God has shown us what is good and what is required of us: “To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Jodi is inspired by Bountiful Community Church' inclusive welcome to all persons and compassionate service in the wider community. Her prayer is that we will grow in faith, serve in love, and be transformed by the Spirit as together we shine Christ's light and love in the world.

 

Pastor Jodi is here to serve you!

Jodi's office hours at the church are typically Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. While an appointment is not necessary, it's best to call or email ahead of your visit to ensure that she will be available to meet with you. You can also arrange a meeting in the afternoon or evening or at an alternate location.

The church phone number is: 801-295-9439

Pastor Jodi's email address is: pastorjodibcc@gmail.com.

Additional Bountiful Community Church contact information is here.