Jody Seward

How long have you been at Otterbein?
I’ve been at Otterbein pretty much since birth (1972 for those who prize accuracy).

What brought you here in the first place?
My family brought me here originally.

Tell me about your family.
I’ve been married to Jamie since 2003 and we have three daughters—Abigail, Julia and Laura.

What are your hobbies/recreational interests?
I love watching my girls compete in sports, singing, playing the organ or piano, and taking care of and showing my Montadale sheep.

What was your first job?
My first job was baling hay on our farm growing up.

What is your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was when each of my girls was born.

What was your childhood ambition?
My childhood ambition was to become a veterinarian, get married and raise a family.

What inspires you?
Music inspires me, especially classical and sacred music.

What has God been teaching you lately?
God is constantly teaching me patience and reminding me to rely on him and not on my own strength.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Smarties candy

What do you like most about serving?
Directing the chancel choir and playing the organ are a joy. I can offer the gift of music back to God. Chairing church council allows me to facilitate new and existing ministries, which is exciting.