Alumni Spotlight: Club Member to Volunteer to Doctor
At North Omaha Good News Bears, we want to exist as a tool for the uplift of the people to reach their maximum potential. We want to produce faith filled responsible citizens in our community that have the heart to give like Jesus gave. North Omaha Good News Bears is honored to have been part of Dr. Jenkins Saffold's story.
Last weekend, former Club member and volunteer Joseph Jenkins Saffold M.D., completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at University of Kansas Wichita School of Medicine. Dr. Jenkins Saffold is the 3rd of the 5 children of Bears legends, James and Monica Saffold. He attended Bears Club in the late 90s and mid 2000s before going to college.
He received his Bachelor Degree in Pre Professional Zoology from Northwest Missouri State ('10), where he met his wife, Jenee Jenkins Saffold J.D.. After his wife earned her law degree at Saint Louis University, they moved to Omaha, where he received his Medical Degree at Creighton University. While living in Omaha, Dr. Joseph and Jenee J.D. faithfully volunteered with Club on Saturday and tutoring on Thursday.
Dr. Jenkins Saffold is a glowing example of our values here at North Omaha Good News Bears. He has shown commitment, consistency, faithfulness, honesty, love, trustworthiness, care, respect, common sense and fun in his pursuit of this accomplishment.
But this is just the beginning for the Jenkins Saffold family. Dr. Jenkins Saffold said "I'm looking forward to teaching residents and the community. Offering full spectrum care for families." The Bible says a man is valued by what others say about them, Dr. Jennifer Thuener says "Dr. (Jenkins) Saffold brings fun and enthusiasm to every situation, and brings out the best in his colleagues. He is a compassionate and thorough physician that will bring an invaluable asset wherever he goes." Next month he will begin his new position as a faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita-Wesley Family Medicine Residency. We praise God for the life of Dr. Joseph Jenkins Saffold. We are proud to call him a North Omaha Good News Bear.
Post Script. I asked Dr. Jenkins Saffold what he would tell his 8 year old self. He replied "You are worthy and deserve to be in every good place you find yourself in as much as the next person. Dreams do come true, so dream big and follow your purpose".
2006 North Omaha Good News Bears graduates.