Nicole and Brett met in 2005 while attending Nebraska Christian College in Omaha, NE and were soon married on June 7, 2008. Brett finished his undergraduate studies in Biblical Studies and Student Ministry and Nicole finished her studies in Family Life & Counseling. During that same time, both were serving full time at Kingsway Christian Church in Omaha, NE from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, they joined the staff of Impact Campus Ministries and relocated in Salt Lake City, UT to do campus ministry full time at the University of Utah and other area college campuses.
The most recent chapter of their missionary work in Utah finds them working alongside Redeeming Life Church - a new church that they have successfully helped plant, which began in September of 2014. The Ricley's are self-supported missionaries, raising funds from families and churches around the country in order to help make disciples and help this new church get established and grow without drawing from their limited resources as a new church.
Brett currently serves as one of two full time pastors at Redeeming Life as the Pastor of Mobilization where he oversees all discipleship, evangelism, and missions efforts both locally and globally. He preaches regularly at Redeeming Life and you can find his sermons here.
Brett meets weekly with multiple men to disciple them, train for ministry leadership, and leads a lot of the training. Brett also serves on the Salty Believer team as a regular podcast host, speaker, and writer. Brett also builds websites and partners with Goby Creative, a design company that employs Christian missionaries all over the country in order for bi-vocational leaders to make a living and do ministry.
Nicole is an amazing woman who serves on multiple teams at Redeeming Life, takes care of two kids, and works a full time job a local bakery (Kneader's) where she is the Head Pastry Chef and overseas the entire pastry department! She loves on her co-workers and intentionally seeks to declare and demonstrate the gospel in her workplace. She's actively sharing her faith, praying for her co-workers, and sharing the gospel as opportunities arise. Nicole also meets one on one with multiple women and is actively discipling them in the ways of Jesus. She also blogs!
Brett & Nicole have been married and in full time ministry since 2008 and have two wonderful children: Jonathan (2010) and Madison (2018).