Nick grew up in Mitchell Indiana and met his wife, Merry, in Missouri while they were both attending Central Bible College. After college, he spent some time in the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq twice with a light armored reconnaissance unit. After the Marine Corps Nick came back to Indiana in 2008 and got involved in campus ministry to IU. In 2011 he became one of the first staff members of The Warehouse, a faith-based rec center devoted to reaching at-risk youth through athletics and the arts. Over the last seven years, Nick has enjoyed watching that ministry grow and become and a staple of the community. Nick’s current role there is the Director of Operations, and Merry was recently able to transition to a fulltime position with that ministry as well. Nick’s focus in ministry is two-fold. He’s passionate about seeing the disenfranchised and marginalized experience the hope of Jesus and about seeing the Church at large “Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Nick and Merry have three kids, a boy and two girls. The Pridemores love adventure, adrenaline, bicycles, camping, and all things Disney.