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NikkiLaniganNikki Lanigan

Executive Assistant for Seminary Development, Children’s Ministry Program Coordinator

I came to Northwest Baptist Seminary in the fall of 2008. I serve as the Executive Assistant for Seminary Development and as the Program Coordinator for the Executive Certificate in Children’s Ministry. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Religion, with a major in Church Ministries, at Northwest Baptist College in 1998. I served in Children’s Ministry for the following nine years at Northview Community Church - teaching children, writing curriculum, training volunteers, and working with worship bands.

Unlike the majority of Northwest faculty and staff, I have published nothing in my life … though I have written hordes of Children’s Ministry curriculum. So if writing, photocopying and distributing lessons to Sunday School teachers counts as publishing then I am very well published. Having spent nine years working with six to ten year olds, I find my vocabulary to be considerably smaller than those with whom I work. You can often find me looking up words in the dictionary – words like obstreperous, obnubilate and ontology. Merriam-Webster and I are good friends.

I married Brent in 2003, despite the fact that he is an Oilers fan. We have two young sons who keep us hopping and severely sleep deprived. The ‘Baby Whisperer’ I am not.

If you have any questions in regards to the Executive Certificate in Children’s Ministry, Student Care, Best Practices for Church Boards, the Ministry Assessment Process, or the Heart for Ministry, please contact me. I would be pleased to assist you in whatever manner I can.

Areas of Interest – Personal

Teaching, church ministry, piano, crochet, cross-stitch, visiting with family and friends though not over coffee which I despise, camping though not roughing it, going for walks with my husband and sons.