Todd  Salzwedel is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, though he has lived most of his life in New Mexico, also having spent time in Oklahoma and Texas.  Todd graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Economics and Philosophy before attending Southern Methodist University where he received his Master of Divinity degree.  

Todd and his wife, Alice, have two wonderful children, Braeden and Paege.  Todd and Alice served in youth ministry early in their career before serving churches in Oklahoma and New Mexico during their over 20 years of ministry together. Todd and his family have called First UMC in Odessa home since the summer of 2017.  They enjoy traveling together, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers!