Nicole was standing on the red carpet for a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, when she suddenly realized something was missing from her photo ops. In the midst of following her worldly dreams to be a successful actress and producer, she left Jesus in the rearview mirror.
Acting along side Bill Murray and television stars such as The O.C’s Ryan Donowho, producing films starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and ABC’s television sweetheart, Justin Hartley (“This is Us”), and hobnobbing the most elite nightlife with celebrities, Nicole had the world in the palm of her hands…and it meant nothing. “But what does it mean to gain the whole world if you lose your soul?”-(Mark 8:36) Nicole’s response was an overwhelming, previously unknown stirring of the Holy Spirit as the only words she could utter were, “I have to find a church.” In the arms of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, she found everything she had ever been searching for, and never looked back. God showed Nicole how she could use the power of media for His Glory and she now works exclusively for His kingdom. Nicole currently works as producer, actress, and marketing executive for films including Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, The Investigator, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s Son of God, Different Drummers, Love Different, and Junction 395.
Nicole recently spoke at the 2018 PIttsburgh Young Adult Diocesan Conference and at Magnificat Chicago. An hour long interview on EWTN's "At Home with Jim and Joy" show 2018 may be reviewed online for her full testimony. She is on her way next to do a Christmas special interview about Jesus for the Catholic worldwide network, Shalom World. A big shift occurred for Nicole's speaking at the 2017 FIRE Catholic Conference in PA, with Bishop Malesic and Sister Ann Shields. After Sister Ann annointed her, the Holy Spirit spoke powerfully through her to 500 adults on "Repentance" and a teen session on the "Power of Prayer". She was also asked to pray over the entire Tampa Bay region and thousands of people to ignite Godly media on National Prayer Day.
Nicole has been featured on Gus Lloyd’s Seize the Day, Spirit FM, The Pete O’Shea Show, Moody Radio, and Catholic TV. Her work has been featured and/or endorsed by EWTN, TBN, Variety, NFCYM, and Catholic Mom. Nicole has spoken around the country including Kiwanis National Prayer on “Power of Prayer", NCYC on “Faith in Film”, and the International Christian Film Festival on “Faith Based Film Distribution”. Her last talk on chastity was the 2017 Live Out Loud Singles Conference. In 2018, she was asked to partner with Song On Fire Catholic ministry as a speaker, to spread the message of chastity to India.
When not filming or speaking, Nicole runs a Catholic non-profit ministry GMM, in which God uses her to evangelize for young adults by helping young women choose life over abortion, giving away thousands of bibles at Easter/Christmas in Catholic Churches, teaching young Catholics filmmaking skills through hands on experience, and spiritual coaching to help singles and couples live a chaste life until marriage.
Nicole went to college at age 16 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A, double major in Economics and Theater. She spent 7 years in Investment Management, working wth Hedge Funds and private equity. Nicole is currently working on 3 faith based feature films, in different stages of production, slated for 2019-2020 Theatrical Release in the US.
She is very thankful for her home parish community and being able to unite with Jesus in the Eucharist daily!
Some Example Talks:
WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE: Before committing herself to Christ, Nicole’s identity had too often been determined by who the world said she was: friends, a boyfriend, Hollywood, society, even family members. Too often those definitions left her feeling worthless and constantly chasing temporary happiness. It wasn’t until she was gifted a bible and read the Word of God, that she was truly able to understand her identity in Christ and how much God loves her. She then further dove into Christ's love through the richness of the Catholic Church. The outcome is a constant joy and peace that the world cannot offer but that Jesus fulfills. In this talk, Nicole shares with the audience how to find their true identity in Christ and no longer let themselves be defined by the world. She highlights all the amazing love and gifts that God has for them.
FROM HOLLYWOOD TOWARDS HEAVEN: 1-hour faith in film talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Nicole’s shares her life journey of her success in Hollywood, and that despite having “success” in the eyes of the world, she was left feeling completely empty inside. She talks about how God called her to work in faith friendly films, and how media could be a powerful tool to spread his word. For filmmakers, she also counsels them on how to navigate the cutthroat film industry to maximize exposure for their films while always putting God first in everything they do.
PURE POWER: While this talk can summarize the full program in a 90 minute talk, Nicole loves being invited to share her full 6-7 hour weekend PURE POWER conference, especially for church leadership teams, as they have helped to heal many souls. Through PURE POWER, Nicole share’s her powerful testimony of how God called her back to living a life of chastity. Her talk includes identity in Christ, replacing the lies that the enemy tells us with God’s truth. She also shares how forgiveness, prayer, and fasting can strengthen those who are struggling with sin will break them free from bondage. Finally, she shares all the church has to offer to help strengthen and overcome. Although created for singles, late teens, and divorced, even married couples have attended and experienced healings from their lives. Many are teaching "why" but very few are speaking out on "how". With Covenant Eyes statistics that 80% of unmarried Christians ages 18 to 29 having engaged in sex outside of marriage, it is a spiritual matter that can no longer be left in the darkness.