Nicole Shirk serves as Executive Vice President for Campus Ministry, supervising our Staff Directors and Partnership Coordinators and providing leadership to our Recruiting Team, Fellowship Program, and Support Raising Ministries.
Nicole has known about the CCO all her life, since her parents were among the CCO’s earliest campus workers at the University of Pittsburgh. She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and she returned to Pittsburgh with a few friends every February for the Jubilee conference.
After graduating from Wake Forest, Nicole joined CCO staff in 2002 to minister to student athletes at Carnegie Mellon University in partnership with Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and she also served as Area Director for the Greater Pittsburgh Area until June 2009, when she became Vice President of the Central Region, overseeing our ministry in central and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Nicole strongly believes in the CCO’s mission of transforming college students to transform the world. “If we succeed by the grace of God in fulfilling our core purpose, it will make all the difference,” Nicole says. “Seeing lives and the world changed is an amazing gift.”