Getting To Know RCC! Nicole Mielke speaks with us . . .

Your Name: Nicole Mielke

Why are you at Roosevelt? When I lived downtown for grad school, I would walk by Roosevelt.  It reminded me of my home church when I had just moved to Phoenix.  I've stayed because of the people, the community.

How long have you been here? 5 years

How long have you been a Christian? Since right after high school!

Tell us something interesting we should know about your life as a Christian: I would say my conversion story is rather dramatic. It involved a car accident and a complete turning away from behaviors, friends, and lifestyles at a time in life when that's hard to do.  I am a new creation, hardly recognizable to myself.

Where are you from? Born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota . . .

What's your job? Social work supervisor at a hospital.

What are your hobbies? Reading, hiking, being outside, gardening, trying new things, traveling, crafting/making things . . .

Name two things on your bucket list:  I'm really goal-oriented--so, yes, I keep a long bucket list.  1. Learn Spanish fluently.  2. Be in the crowd for an Olympic event (summer, not winter: there's a reason I moved to the desert).

Your favorite book? My favorite book is usually whatever I'm reading at the moment.  But my all- time favorite is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

Your favorite movies? Anne of Green Gables, Tommy Boy

Something that you're really praying for: Lately, I've been thinking a lot about kingdom impact. I've been praying that God shows me ways He can use me here, now, for something beyond myself and beyond time for His glory.  So much of what we focus on each day is so temporary, and seems so important in the moment, but is ultimately very self-centered and fleeting.  I pray for opportunities and leading in the direction of eternal actions.