Living For What Matters


Welcome! My name is Dr. Michael Edward Nichols. I’ve been blessed to be in ministry for the last thirty-eight years. My wonderful wife Julie and I have been married for thirty-four years and we have three amazing adult children: Sarah, Jason, and Samantha, as well as two precious grandchildren.

I spent ten years serving in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I am now a Professor of Intercultural Studies at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois, where I’ve taught since 1994. As a professor I’ve been able to lead a number of short-term trips, mentor dozens of young people, and serve as interim preaching minister at local churches.

The two great passions of my life are youth and missions. This website is my way of sharing some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way. I hope it will be a resource for you both personally and professionally.Michael Nichols, headshot 2017.jpg

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