Born in Hackensack, NJ, raised in Denver, CO, Nicole has also lived in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Turkey, and six states from CA to PA. She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. Nicole livestreams a Centering Prayer-Sit, develops and facilitates retreats, has a mindfulness prayer Podcast, and loves to hear how people uniquely experience the numinous. She is an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church, USA; received a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Ed. Cert (CSU), an MA-Counseling (Asbury Seminary), MDiv Equiv. (Northern Seminary), holds a Doctorate in Leadership in Community Spiritual Formation and Theology (Denver Seminary), PhD-candidate Amos/Justice-as-Spiritually Formative; Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Nicole, co-pastors The River Church with her husband, Howie, while living in Lakewood, CO, with three of their kids, Clark, Lysander, Greer, their greyhound, Wiggy; their oldest, Samantha, working in Urban Planning in the city of Denver.