Koedi Nealy is the Founder and Executive Director of Graced Ministry. At the young age of seven, Koedi made a connection between pennies and individuals experiencing homelessness. To her, both were ignored too often and were high in value. She began collecting pennies and after time she gained the support of her friends and family. Using those pennies, Koedi created 'Graced Packs.' These packs were individual bags of daily essentials that she would hand out to her homeless friends. After many years of meeting people where they are no matter their circumstance, Graced Ministry has grown into a full functioning organization ran by Board of Directors and over 50 Graced Ambassadors.
Koedi attends Southern Methodist University where she is pursuing her MBA in Business Management in the Cox School of Business. Outside of studying, she spends time with her Delta Gamma sisters. She is an RA on campus where she oversees about 40 first year students on a daily basis. She has loved every opportunity, friendship, and memory SMU has brought thus far and would not change her college decision for anything.
Koedi is the author of the book Pennies From Heaven. This book is near and dear to her heart as it is her true story of how Graced Ministry came into exsistence. The moral of this story is that you are never too young or too old to make a difference in the world and everyone is valuable in God's eyes. No matter what your age, Pennies From Heaven is a sweet book with a story everyone should know about