Children’s Pastor Nicole Fairchild
Full name: Nicole Marie Fairchild
Nick Name: NA
Nicole’s family: Brian and Nicole married in 2001; children Winston and Lillian.
Ministry Role: Children’s Pastor
Dream vacation: Shetland islands, Scotland, Ireland. Rainy, green, with castles to show my kids and great wool for me to pile in my suitcase.
What’s your regular order at Starbucks: Americano
Life motto: “We are becoming what we love. We are, to a large degree, the sum of our loves and we will of moral necessity grow into the image of what we love most. Our loves changes, molds and transforms us. What we love is therefore not a small matter to be lightly shrugged off; rather it is of present, critical and everlasting importance. It is prophetic of our future. – A.W. Tozer
Favorite scripture: Well, I love all of Romans 8, but my other favorite is II Corinthians 4:16-18 – Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Things that fascinate me: Neuroscience and social psychology
People who inspire me are: Everyday people serving God, making sacrifices and being a light.
One thing that most people don’t know about me: I’m really an introvert and have to put forth effort to be extroverted and silly in kids church. Although, maybe that shows more than I think. 🙂
I’ve been in ministry as a volunteer for at least 15 years and have been serving in a more formal capacity for the past year. This makes me want to define “ministry”… because, listen, the field are ripe for harvest and the workers are few.
When and where did you get saved: At the production Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames at Akron-Springfield Assembly of God in Akron, Ohio. I was 13 and scared out of my mind.
Music that moves me: All of it – some of it moves me cringe and cover my ears though.
Favorite singer or band: Rend Collective
Peeves: I try to have none – life is easier that way.
Life-changing moment: Every time I completely and utterly abandon my own will and find that Christ is more than enough. This happens often, and it shapes the course of my life each time.
Hidden talent: I enjoy knitting, spinning, and sewing.
Fears: I’m not a huge fan of animals that are bigger and stronger than me. I try to be brave when my husband needs me to help with cattle. I try to pretend I’m not scared so they don’t sense it…. I don’t think it’s entirely successful.
Favorite book: Oh my – I have a list a mile long. My recent favorite is How to Worship a King by Zach Neese.
Quirks: I like to use big words. I just like to.
In my spare time I do chores and listen to podcasts to make it bearable.
Least favorite food: seafood
What makes you laugh? My kids and my husband.
What is weird about you? I’m okay with academic intelligence but tend to be a little slow on the street smarts.
The most exotic place you’ve even been to: I loved Ireland!
The most adventurous thing you’ve ever done: Flew to Sofia, Bulgaria alone in my early twenties and then walked across the Serbian border by myself while they were at war. Long story.
Least favorite thing to do: Read policy manuals and regulatory guidelines.