“I have been a missionary in China, a landman doing property research for oil and gas in Giddings, TX, a guest services representative at the Navy Lodge in Corpus Christi, and an administrative assistant for the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group,” says Library Director, Professor Krissy Nichols. “However, something about the unique community that we have here at SCS makes you realize the presence of God is all around us.”

Professor Nichols first came to SCS as a graduate student in 2014. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in English and Christian Ministry from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, she began searching for the right seminary to continue her education. “SCS is a place where students can find a real community of faith. I saw students sharing their burdens with one another, debating their differences in theology with one another in love, and simply living life with one another,” Professor Nichols shares with us. “I knew that this was a place where God was doing great things, so I decided to pursue my Master of Divinity at the Logsdon extension at SCS.”

Part way through her career as a student, Professor Nichols was asked to consider applying for the position of Library Director. “When I prayed about it, God (to my immense surprise) prodded me to apply,” she says. “Upon further reflection, I realized that God was preparing me for this position for a while. I had library experience from my undergrad years. I had a passion for research, writing, and books that God had given me from a young age. And I had a love for teaching that has been in my family for generations.”

In addition to the library, Professor Nichols teaches Theological Research and Writing. She earned her Master of Divinity and is now pursuing her second Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Outside of the world of academia, you can find Professor Nichols teaching the youth at her church. She also enjoys watching old TV shows, especially Star Trek: The Original Series and The Incredible Hulk.