Kody was born on February 20, 1980 in Washington State. He grew up in Everett Washington playing football and generally wreaking havoc in his school. Much to his dismay, at the age of 14, his mom made him go to a Christian summer camp in Oregon instead of a football camp. To his everlasting joy, he encountered God at that camp and heard God tell him that he would be a missionary. The day after the camp ended, he went to a youth group at New Life Church for the first time. There they passed around a sign up sheet for a missions trip to Hong Kong. He put his name down and marked "maybe." Eight months later his life was changed forever as he experienced God's love for the people in Hong Kong.

At 19, Kody had already spent several years working at his church and had gone on several missions trips including Honduras, Mexico and Canada. In the summer of 1999, he, along with some of his friends, traveled down to YWAM Ensenada, Mexico, to work with Mission Adventures. While there, the staff tricked him into a Discipleship Training School, telling him that it would be just like the summer. He returned in December to attend this school, finding it to be exactly like...a school. After sleeping through most of the lecture time or finding other ways to get out of class, he went on an outreach into Mexico and then signed onto full time staff.


Kody has been on staff with YWAM San Diego/Baja for thirteen years, and does not encourage new DTS students to sleep through or skip their classes. He has worked in just about everything including Homes of Hope and Mission Adventures.

Since 2011, Kody has been working with Homes of Hope International helping other YWAM bases start the house building program. He travels a lot to help build relationship and train the YWAM staff, along with looking for other strategic partnerships all over the world. When asked what he really wants to do he simply replies, "I just want to help people."