In my second grade class, brave mothers glued wallpaper samples to cardboard for covers, then typed up our words to create “books."
I was hooked, but at that point, I really had no idea that writing was in my future. Several years and jobs later, I discovered a love for teaching, helping all kinds of people connect with God and with one another.
If you are honestly looking for answers on how to live your life with joy and freedom, you are my kind of person.
My ministry started when I realized that the questions I heard behind closed doors in my counseling office were the same questions that most everyone has. In counseling, people get honest fast - after all, they know they have a problem and they are paying to be there.
Life doesn’t work exactly like that, 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.
Now, I serve as the discipleship pastor at Hope Church in Richmond, VA where I get to lead, preach and direct the Praxis residency program for young leaders starting off in ministry (Click here to find out more or apply!)
I write books 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.
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 heart belongs to Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia, where she serves as ministry director, leading discipleship and Praxis, a full-time ministry residency program for young leaders.
You can catch her podcasting every Tuesday with senior pastor David Dwight, where they spend 15 minutes talking about spiritual formation, leadership, and relationships.
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. She loves creating a space for ministry and spiritual formation in the everyday rhythms of life with three children, two pups, one husband, and a whole community of twentysomethings who regularly raid her fridge.
Nicole is known for making friends in all corners of the world–especially via social media. So connect with her on her Facebook page or via Twitter–and hopefully face to face at one of her upcoming events.