The Tri-Conference Ministries is thrilled to announce that Rev. Nicole Havelka will immediately join our team as the half-time Minister for Communications. She brings a passion for storytelling, writing and editing skills from her early professional life in journalism, an innovative attitude toward digital and social media, and an eye for design.
Havelka may be familiar to some people in the Iowa Conference where she served for nearly five years as the associate conference minister for youth and young adult ministries until 2013. Since then she has served the Michigan, Ohio and the Indiana-Kentucky conferences and on national staff within the United Church of Christ. A native Nebraskan, she is also a tried and true Husker football and volleyball fan who lives in the shadow of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she will continue living while working remotely.
“We are thrilled Nicole is joining the team to help us tell the story of the transforming ministries happening in our conferences,” said Rev. Brigit Stevens, executive conference minister.
When Havelka is not redesigning websites, sending emails and managing social media, she is watching TV shows like Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Outlander and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, training for triathlons, doing or teaching yoga, cooking for friends or blogging.
The Tri-Conference Ministries is a collaborative enterprise to creatively and efficiently share staff among the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota conferences of the United Church of Christ.
Nicole’s pronouns are she/her/hers.