CHRISTY SODEMANN

Role at MMG: HR Director

Her professional passion: “Helping others and building relationships drives my professional passion,” says Christy. “I get to work with an amazing group of individuals who inspire me daily through the way they work so hard and care so deeply about our clients.”

What drew Christy to MMG: Christy feels honored to have been around Mission Matters Group since its launch. “My dad [Chuck Aranda] started the company and I was able to hear and watch the vision he had grow into reality,” she recalls. Christy’s original role was just keeping the company books, but as the organization has grown, her role has grown too.

Mission Matters Group is a gem among organizations and I love knowing that I work for a company that is dedicated to serving others.

Favorite part of her role: “There are so many things I love about my role with MMG, but my favorite is getting to work with my dad and brothers every day!”

What drives Christy to serve nonprofits: “A lesson my husband and I try to teach our children is that life is not about what you have, but the people who are in your life,” she says.

The ability to make meaningful relationships and put a smile on someone’s face is what drives me everyday! It is rewarding to help those who help others.

Education and career highlights: Christy received both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Truman State University. Her professional highlights include time as an educator, both in elementary and in-home settings.

Family: Christy and her husband have four children — two girls and two boys. “There is never a dull moment at our house and I wouldn’t have it any other way!” she smiles.

Outside MMG: She enjoys spending time with family, both immediate and extended. Christy also enjoys reading and doing anything outdoors.

Hidden talent: Christy doesn’t use measuring tools when she cooks!

A cause Christy loves: Education has always been close to Christy’s heart. “While I am no longer teaching at a school, I am still passionate about education and instilling a love of learning in others.”

Madeline
Schlapprizzi
Chuck
Aranda