Jody Stephenson currently serves as COTN’s USA Venture Director, overseeing the mobilization of volunteers who apply to serve for a specific period of time in one of the countries where COTN does ministry.

After discovering COTN while searching online for orphanages in Africa and Eastern Europe, Jody signed up to serve for six months in Malawi. Those six months turned into a year before she eventually came on staff in 2003. Jody has served in a variety of job positions including Florida Satellite Director, in which she established COTN’s first satellite office in Central Florida.

An accounting graduate from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Jody loves running, anything from the 1940s, and singing karaoke in her car. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida.