In my second grade class, I fell in love with stories. Stories of all kinds—but especially stories I could tell. With our words, brave mothers glued wallpaper samples to cardboard for covers, then typed up our sentences to create “books."
I was hooked, but at that point, I really had no idea that writing was in my future. My passion for life was in exploring how people really change for the better. That exploration took me through life helping people change their bodies (fitness), helping people change their minds and hearts (counseling) and helping people transform their spirits (pastoring). With writing, I get to do all three. It was behind the closed doors in my counseling office that I discovered that when we get honest (which people do fast when they are paying by the minute)— most of us have the same questions—about love and pain, about life and death, about bondage and freedom, about reconciling our past so we can get on with our future.
LIFE CAN BE HARD TO FIGURE OUT, BUT I’M HERE TO MAKE IT OK TO NOT BE OK, AND TO PROVIDE THE INSPIRATION AND PRACTICAL TOOLS TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH TRUE JOY AND PURPOSE THROUGH CHRIST.
After twenty years of serving in local ministry, I now write books, come alongside leaders, and travel all over sharing stories and teaching the Bible to help you find inspiration, encouragement and direction for your life.
If you’re here, I want you to know that you’re in my tribe. Whatever season you’re in, whatever background you come from, whatever questions you have about God, faith, or life, we’re in it together. Thank you for letting me join you for this part of your story.
Nicole Unice is a Bible teacher, author, and passionate communicator who delights in bringing God’s Word to life in a personal and relevant way. Her training as a counselor informs her work, as she emphasizes the importance of facing our own reality and embracing the transforming power of God’s grace. Nicole is ordained as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Nicole’s invitations to speak have taken her across the world, and her books come to life through her popular video curriculum series found on RightNow Media. Her first book, She’s Got Issues, released in May 2012 and speaks to a fundamental question of faith: Is being a Christian supposed to change me? Also available is a companion curriculum, She’s Got Issues DVD Group Experience, a six-session journey that includes interviews, questions, and teaching expanding on the book. Her subsequent titles—Brave Enough and The Struggle Is Real—help people distill the complicated stuff of life into a simple and clear path to Jesus. Her latest book, “Help, My Bible is Alive” is a 30-day experience designed to help people experience God through the Bible.
Nicole has spent twenty years serving the local church, first in student ministry (where she’s never lost her love of a great group game) and then leading start-ups of all kinds, from leadership development to capital campaigns. She now teaches and consults with churches and ministries to strengthen their stories and cut through confusion to discover the next right steps for success.
Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her current favorite ministry small group is her family—two teenagers, one pre-teen, two dogs, and a host of friends and family around the kitchen table.
Nicole is known for making friends in all corners of the world–especially via social media. So connect with her on her socials--–and hopefully face to face at one of her upcoming events.