Jodi Gemma Evans has been a successful direct marketer for nearly three decades. As President of Tradewinds Consulting, Inc., she manages all its direct marketing services. Prior to this, she served for 8 years as the Vice-President of Direct Marketing at Prison Fellowship Ministries (founded by Charles W. Colson), leading a team that increased mass communication revenue from $15 million per year to $30 million, utilizing a number of different marketing mediums.
Prior to Prison Fellowship, Jodi spent 7 years as senior account executive and creative director for a Washington, D.C.-based agency The Lukens Company, managing a diverse range of clients in the political and charitable arenas — including Citizens for a Sound Economy, The Boggy Creek Gang, Military Order of the Purple Heart and many others. Jodi graduated from Liberty University in 1985 and spent several years right after graduation as the first in-house direct marketing copywriter for Jerry Falwell and all related endeavors.
Jodi has a heart to see God's Kingdom advance around the world. She and her husband Tom live in Lexington, Kentucky where Tom owns a catering business. Together, they are active members of Quest Community Church — leading a couples life group, serving on the First Impressions team and where Jodi also leads a women’s freedom & recovery class called Beauty for Ashes. They have five grown children.