Jodi Dossenko, who has worked at the Dakota Conference office in various roles for the past seven years, was voted to serve as director of communication following the retirement of Jacquie Biloff last fall.

Dossenko graduated from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a degree in elementary education and taught grades 1-3 at Hillcrest Adventist Elementary School in Jamestown, North Dakota, for five years before moving to Bismarck to work in the conference office.

Born and raised in North Dakota, Jodi is the daughter of Marvin and Penny Gottfried. She and her husband, Ben, were in the same class at Dakota Adventist Academy and have been married for 18 years. Ben is a middle school computer teacher and together they are slowly renovating an old home. 

Dossenko continues to work part time in the Education Department. She is loving the communication part of her job, it makes her feel “challenged and fulfilled.”

Psalm 91 is Jodi’s favorite chapter in the Bible and loves “where it talks about when the Lord is our dwelling place, we are safe. His angels are given charge over us and will protect us. I have read this promise hundreds of times and every time it reminds me that God is in control.”

Dossenko also enjoys music. She sings and “can marginally play several instruments, but especially loves the ukulele”.