Pastor Jodi Hinrichs was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) with a degree in Elementary Education and Religion. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. After her ordination in 2003, Pastor Jodi served first as an associate pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge, IA. She served there for seven years before becoming the solo pastor at Shepherd of the Cross Lutheran Church in Muscatine, IA. Pastor Jodi served in Muscatine from Spring 2010 to Fall 2015. In fall of 2015, the Hinrichs family moved to Winterset to allow Pastor Jodi's husband, Doug, to begin his job as the Winterset Junior High Principal. While serving Peace Lutheran, Pastor Jodi also works part-time at Winterset Elementary School.
Pastor Jodi and Doug have two daughters: Alexa and Mackenzie. Doug also has two older children: Brian and Kelli.