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Steve Nickel
Position: Senior Pastor

Steve graduated from North Central Bible College ( Minneapolis, MN) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies in 1981.  He recently inishied a Master of Arts degree in Church Ministry from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Soon after graduating from North Central, Steve married his college sweetheart Jeanne. From 1981-1997 they have served Assemblies of God churches in Canton (Ohio), Waupaca, Wisconsin Rapids, and Racine. In 1997, the Nickel family moved to The Valley for the purpose of starting a new church, Fox Valley Christian Fellowship.
They have been blessed with two children, Josh and Jessica, who live in the Minneapolis area.  The Nickel family is an “All-American” family with a three bedroom house, mini-van, and a family pet, a Cock-a-poo named Baily.

Steve often says, “The Fox Valley is the best place in Wisconsin to raise a family. It has all the big city amenities with a small town feel.”

Birthday:  October 2
Home town:  Nekoosa, WI
Favorite pastime:  Working with my hands on some construction project, reading and watching sports
Favorite books:  Secrets of the Secret Place, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Called to Greatness, Wild Goose Chase, Knowing God
Favorite childhood TV show:  Roy Rogers
Favorite movie or TV series:  Iron Will (I like movies that depict true stories)
Favorite vacation spot:  Grand Cayman
If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?  Chief Justice John Roberts
What are three of your favorite things in your garage?  Golf clubs, power miter saw, garage door opener