Nicole Massie Martin
Nicole Martin is the author of the book, “Made for this: Empowering Women for Leadership in Ministry.” She currently serves as the Executive Minister at The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Soulfire International Ministries, which empowers individuals to reach their highest potential by providing economic and educational opportunities with mentorship and support. In 2014, Nicole was inducted into the prestigious Morehouse Board of Preachers and was selected as one of the North American representatives for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Indonesia. She is also a monthly columnist for the Charlotte Observer and she teaches as an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin). Nicole is married to her best friend, Mark Martin, and they have two beautiful daughters: Addison and Josephine.

Shaping a New Story for Women in Ministry
Women are entering ministry at higher rates than ever before. Instead of asking whether or not women belong, it’s time to start asking new questions. How do we identify and overcome the unique challenges that women face in ministry today? What are the top 5 skills that every woman needs to succeed in leadership? How can we equip men and congregations to support women as pastoral leaders? These new questions beg for a new story. This session will focus on empowering women (and the men who support them) to create new narratives about what it means to lead with purpose and power.