About Me

Hello! I’m Nikole Mitchell, and I am a public speaker, writer, community organizer, and social innovator. I am also a recovering people-pleaser, a recently out queer person, and a woman trying to find and use her voice in this world. I am also a social justice junkie and a lover of our global human family. Here is where I attempt to share my heart, my dreams, my struggles, and my frustrations about living in this beautiful yet broken world as a biracial queer person of faith. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

I’m married to an incredible human named John, and we have three awesome kiddos, Mercy (7) and Eden (4), and Judah (2). Below is a true family picture.


After living in North America, Europe, and Asia, St. Paul, Minnesota is now “home”.

I have been a high school teacher, birth doula, bar tender, and world-changing businesswoman by night, but my biggest dream in life is to become a traveling public speaker on the intersections of faith and being LGBTQ. I love preaching and writing, some of which can be found at Sojourners and Red Letter Christians. I have a youtube channel where I’m doing a mini-series on my coming-out journey and how I approach the clobber passages in the Bible.

This journey is hard, lonely, and a little scary, but it also filled with love and warmth and new beginnings. And I’m grateful for that.

Welcome to the beautiful mess. 🙂


4 Comments on “About Me

  1. Hi there Nikole!

    Just watched the sermon from WHC this week and there you were… GREAT JOB! I posted a response there but then found my way here. I just wanted you to know that if you ever want to or need to talk about what you are going through as you walk forward in your call, please let me know. We kinda lost track of one another after you and John left SJ, but I am still here and willing to listen, to pray with you and offer encouragement. The struggle of discernment and the walk of obedience and faithfulness is difficult but as you already know there is simply no other way! It does not hurt to have fellow sojourners on the journey, even those who have gone a bit ahead. So let me know if you would like to get together.

    PS Perhaps you could give me some tips on blogging!

    • Andrea, thank you so much for your encouraging words! Preaching this weekend was humbling and exhilarating! Thanks to WHC and Boyd and Eddy, I have finally been able to find my life’s calling! So so grateful for the community of WHC. And yes, it would be great to get together to chat. Let’s email. Thanks again for taking the time to write. So appreciate your encouragement!

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