Children's and Youth Ministry Pastor
Nikki is somewhat of a lifer at South Metro Vineyard, as she started attending back in grade school with her family (which is when she first met her now-husband, Kellen!), stayed involved through youth group, and was a Student Life intern during part of college. She flew north for a few winters for a degree at UMD and promptly returned home as Children’s Ministry Director in January 2010. She later became the Children’s Ministry Pastor in 2014 and Youth Ministry Pastor in 2015.
Nikki has work and volunteer teaching experience with all ages, but especially loves early childhood and elementary kiddos, as well as teenagers. Her passion is discipling kids where they are at now, to live and love like Jesus, so they don’t have to wait until they are “old enough” to engage in God’s Kingdom. She also has her hands full with her active son, Isaak (born in October 2014) and daughter, Lucia (born in May 2016). Nikki loves spending time with her family and friends, playing outside, reading, and going to the beach!