About Jodi

“I’m passionate about creating sustainable communities where everyone’s voice is heard – a place where police are safe, social services are effective, schools are achieving and businesses are thriving.”


Since 2001, Jodi Pfarr has worked internationally conducting impactful seminars that leave people learning and laughing.

Her engaging style – and trademark humor – allow her to effectively connect with diverse audiences. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, judges, teachers, religious intuitions, social service workers and fire departments.

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.

Take a moment to watch Jodi’s entertaining presentation style through this YouTube clip.

Jodi’s Credentials

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

Consultant, aha Process, Inc.
President, J Pfarr Consulting
Executive Director, Emma Norton Services
Trainer/Chaplain, St. Paul Police Department
Transitional Housing Manager, Catholic Charities
Special Needs Shelter Coordinator, Salvation Army