is to share her love and joy in the Lord first through her vocation as
wife and home schooling mother, and then through her writings, illustrations,
music and speaking.
a bachelor's degree in journalism with minors in art and Spanish at the
University of Kansas and went on to receive a master's degree in social
work and art therapy at Saint Louis University. She worked as a prolife
pregnancy counselor and art therapist at Catholic Services and Birthright
Counseling. While working as an art therapy intern at a homeless shelter
in St. Louis, Nikki met her husband, Bernie, a volunteer.
currently Development Director and Sports Broadcaster at Spirit
Catholic Radio in Nebraska. The Spirit Catholic Radio Network broadcasts
both local and national Catholic programming with a listening audience
of 1.2 million people.
Nikki is a
mother and home school teacher to five children. Her home school philosophy
stems from Matthew 19:14: Let the little children come to me, and do
not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
This Scripture speaks that our children have the keys of heaven
in their hearts and that our most important job is to allow the space
in our families for the "kingdom of Heaven" to exist. Within
this space, love is shared, learning never seizes, and gifts and talents
are developed. Nikki calls this home school philosophy "Spirit-led
Learning". Nikki's writings and illustrations flow from her experience
with her children. Nikki is a member of the Catholic's Writers Guild.
and illustrating, Nikki currently leads a Heart of Jesus prayer group
for home school moms and has spoken at a Catholic Homeschool Conference
about her Spirit-Led Learning philosophy. She has given prolife talks
to parishes and Life Teen Groups, and has spoken about her journey with
the Lord to teen groups. She has led writing and illustrating workshops
for kids and has been been featured on Prosanctity's Holiness Helpers
radio show. (www.prosanctity.org)
on a variety of topics today, for children, teens, adults and homeschool
To contact Nikki about a speaking engagement please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org