On Thursday, February 2, 2023, Lake Region Conference Executive Committee voted Kent Nichols to serve as chief financial officer/treasurer, effective March 1, 2023.
Nichols has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Oakwood University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.
His extensive background in finance spans more than 25 years, including the role of treasurer/comptroller for the city of Hopkins Park, Illinois. He has managed multimillion dollar budgets and led treasury teams of various sizes, and as a financial consultant has supervised and trained various employees in financial sales and governance.
Previous to his new position, Nichols served as a medical chaplain and senior pastor, most recently at the Ephesus and Body of Christ Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Marion and Ft. Wayne, Indiana, respectively.
“God has amazing ways to guide our lives,” said Nichols. “He takes our talents and uses them for His glory. I am excited about working with our pastors, the treasury team, the directors, and the administration as we serve together, doing God’s work.”
Nichols is married to Abayomi Nichols and they are the parents of three young adults: Gabrielle, 26; Paige, 24; and Micah, 23.
We solicit your prayers for the Nichols family as they enter this new phase of ministry.