The Rev. Nikki Collins, coordinator for the 1001 New Worshiping Communities(NWC) initiative in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), joined the 1001 staff in June 2018. She previously served as stated clerk and mission coordinator in the Cherokee Presbytery, and prior to that, founded Bare Bulb Coffee, a 1001 NWC in Georgia.
Nikki’s experience as a leader at the presbytery and NWC level has prepared her to be a bridge and interpreter for new worshiping community projects being developed around the country. She hopes to give additional shape, color and character to the 1001 movement in ways that will help the PC(USA) more fully embrace and learn from new worshiping communities being created.
The 1001 movement was approved by the 220th General Assembly (2012) to create 1,001 new worshiping communities by 2022. Currently there are more than 400 active new worshiping communities across the country.