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Rev. Nikki Carroll Hardeman is a teacher and minister. While currently staying home with her children, she continues to pursue her vocational call to ministry through adjunct-teaching Hebrew Bible at Mercer University, teaching and writing through FaithElement, and supply preaching. Nikki strongly believes that for too long, clergy have not given their congregations enough credit when teaching them about scripture and faith. She has a deep passion for encouraging people of faith to dig deeper in their study, and to wrestle with the complexities that a life of authentic faith can present. She believes that as we do this, we grow; and as we grow as people of God, we inspire others to seek their own life of faith.
Nikki graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University in 2002 and from the McAfee School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in 2005. While at Mercer, Nikki met her husband, Daniel, and they married following graduation. After McAfee, Nikki served as the pastoral resident at the First Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia, and then as the Associate Coordinator for Congregational Life at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. Daniel and Nikki have three children: Natalie, a curious six-year-old; Aiden, who is in heaven; and Liam, a very busy two-year-old. They also have a lovable basset hound, Emma. When she has a free moment, Nikki enjoys traveling, quiet time with Daniel, watching great T.V. shows on Netflix, taking on new projects around the house, and experimenting with new dishes in her kitchen.
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