Staff Directory

Mike Nuckolls
Church Administrator - Minister of Missional Engagement
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Mike Nuckolls began as Minister of Missional Engagement at Ardmore June 20, 2015. In May, 2016, he also took on the role of Church Administrator.

Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Mike is a 1992 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts in economics. After working as controller of a small publishing company in Durham, he returned to school to earn a master of divinity degree at Campbell University Divinity School in 2003. Mike felt called to work with at-risk children and earned a master of counseling degree from Wake Forest University in 2007.

Prior to coming to Ardmore, Mike served as school counselor at Mineral Springs Elementary. He has been active in local, national and international lay mission work throughout his career. In addition to serving at Ardmore, he maintains a private counseling practice and is an adjunct instructor in Wake Forest’s online counseling program.

Mike and his wife Lisa have been married for seven years and have one son, Liam. Lisa holds a master’s degree in childhood development from The University of Florida and was a teacher in South Florida before moving to Winston-Salem. She is currently a first grade teacher at Mineral Springs Elementary School.

From Mike:
In my spare time I like to work on wood projects, home improvements, and cars. I am a fan of any type of motorsports and enjoy traveling anywhere, anytime.

I am inspired by ordinary people who persevere through and overcome unbelievable hardships.

I am in ministry because God wouldn’t let go of me. My calling to Ardmore is no doubt God’s hand pushing me to employ my passion for encouraging others to reach out to the least of these using what I have gained in business and leadership skills and experience in working with people hurting and in need.

While my mother certainly is a hero to me for teaching me how to selflessly care for others, my ‘little’ brother Quinton Pratt is perhaps my biggest hero. In his health-shortened life, Quinton taught me how to persevere, laugh like a kid, be patient and encouraging, and become excited about helping others.

Most people aren’t aware of my wanna-be biker side that led to losing a motorcycle vs. deer confrontation on the Blue Ridge Parkway.