Jody Nixon is the true domestic and centering presence at The Convent, the retreat house of Sustainable Faith. She supervises the kitchen (making most of the meals), cleans, keeps the books, tends to other various needs, and spends time with retreatants as she’s able. (She’s a great listener!) She especially enjoys getting to know the many women who come to visit, hearing their stories and providing support and encouragement. She served with Dave on five previous Pastor Sabbath Retreats for Vineyard USA. For the previous 14 years she was the key administrator for Vineyard Central, the urban community church she and Dave planted in Norwood, Ohio in 1993.
Jody and Dave have been married for 36 years. Jody especially delights in her children: Kimberly who’s married to Matthias from Berlin Germany; Carrie who’s married to Andrew and living in Rochester, NY; and Jonathan who’s living in Cincinnati. And there’s the recent addition of two grandsons, Samuel and Simon, who are teaching her about love all over again.