Sims, Nicole Haack 

Country: Germany
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Serving At: Germany Central Conference
Home Country: United States of America

The Rev. Nicole Haack Sims is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, serving as Pastor and Church Planter with the Germany Central Conference – Germany.

Ordained an elder in 2001, Nicole is a member of the North Georgia Annual Conference. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian education from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa (1995), and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky (1999). She most recently was director of community formation at Asbury Seminary. Prior to that, she was a missionary with TMS Global, serving in Ghana, the United Kingdom, Germany and the U.S., and the pastor of Hamburg International UMC in Germany. 

Nicole and her husband, Kirk Sims – also a Global Ministries missionary – attended First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. They have two teenage sons. 

“My faith journey,” Nicole said, “can be summed up in 1 John 4:9. Before we loved God, God loved us and sent his son, Jesus. My faith journey is a response to God’s initiating love and grace toward me. What forgiveness and joy filled my heart as I responded to God’s invitation as a child! Since then, I have learned firsthand ‘in God’s presence, there is fullness of joy.’ (Psalm 16:11) 

“As a follower of Jesus Christ, I get to join with God’s heart for all the peoples of the earth. My heart is stirred to action by God’s future vision in Revelation 7:9 – a worship gathering of people ‘from every nation, tribe, peoples and languages gathering around the throne and before the Lamb.’”