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Scott & Tanya
Scott and Tanya Nicholson have been married for 20 years. They have three children; two sons (Jed & Levi) and a daughter (Summer). They met at Lower Hutt Baptist Church in 1989. Scott spent 10 years involved in youth ministry. Together, they both studied Theology and Ministry in Melbourne, Australia, after which they relocated back to Auckland, New Zealand.  They moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2002, becoming involved in Western Bay New Life (now Coolstore Church) in 2003.  They were appointed as Senior Leaders of Coolstore Church in 2008.

Scott has background in information technology and business management, and has experience in leadership in church life. He specialises in strategic planning, teaching, leadership and preaching.

Scott and Tanya are fully ordained ministers with New Life Churches International. Both Scott and Tanya are passionate about seeing people encounter Christ and reach their full potential.  They love having fun, seeing people discipled, cared for, loved and inspired for their future.