(Estados Unidos CNSAM). Lola Brickey, vice president for the Nazarene Missions International Global Council, was elected global NMI director Monday at the 92nd Session of the General Board.
She replaces Daniel Ketchum, who announced his resignation effective August 31, 2014, after nine years in the position.
Brickey became interested in missions during her formative years at her father’s church.
“The church my father pastored for the first 13 years of my life in Springfield, Massachusetts, was the home church of Oscar and Marjorie Stockwell, missionaries to Mozambique,” she said. “I was profoundly impacted by them and how our church prayed, loved, supported, and connected with them.”
In 1985, Brickey was elected a local Nazarene World Mission Society (now NMI) president. In 2001, she was elected NMI president for the Eastern Kentucky District, a position she currently holds. Six years later she was elected to the Global NMI Council representing the East Central USA region and currently serves as vice president. Brickey is also the NMI representative to the General Board.
Having worked on all levels of NMI, she endeavors to guide mission leaders, helping them give structure to their passion in the current culture.
“The continuing challenge is how we integrate using 21st century tools, techniques, and methods without losing those who still prefer other methods,” Brickey said.
In addition to her missions positions, Brickey has served as a systems engineer at Ashland Petroleum Company, as a college instructor at Ashland Community & Technical College, and in local volunteer positions.
Brickey received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master of Business Administration from Morehead State University. She and her husband, Frank, are the parents of two adult children.