Pastor Nick

GSWC called Pastor Nick to be their Senior Pastor in April of 2013 and he and his family love serving this church and the community. He has served as trained advocate with Carson City CASA and as the vice-president of Carson City Kiwanis Club. He also was a chaplain for the state legislature and has coordinate invocations for the Nevada Assembly and Senate. Currently, he serves president of the Carson City Christian Ministerial Association, he leads times of prayer at the Carson City Supervisors meetings and Pastor Nick also writes regularly for the local paper, the "Nevada Appeal."


Pastor Nick was hired in the Fall of 2017 to also serve in additional role as the Executive Director of Life Choices, a Christian community pregnancy center that has been a resource in our community since 1983. 


Nick attended Simpson University in Redding, CA where the Lord called him into full-time ministry in the summer of 2004 while serving at a national youth conference. He has served in ministry in the Christian & Missionary Alliance and the Nazarene church before coming into the Wesleyan Movement in November of 2009. Nick is an ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church and he is a licensed leadership & ministerial coach through the Wesleyan Coaching Network.


Pastor Nick desires to raise up leaders and Christ-followers who know God and know who they are in God and will take that and share it with the world. His heart’s message is to speak the Truth of God’s holy Word boldly, impacting the lives of others and encouraging them to live holy lives.


Pastor Nick married his best friend Melanie in February of 2009 and together they have two beautiful daughters, one amazing son and two dogs. And, he is a HUGE Seattle Seahawks fan.


Email: pastornick@gswc.org

Blog: nickolasemery.com

Twitter: @nickemery_

Local Board of Administration

Good Shepherd's Local Board of Administration (LBA) works alongside the pastoral staff to serve & govern our church. 

The people on this board are voted on annually by church members at the annual local church meeting each May. 


Our Senior Pastor serves as the chairman of this board, and then each elected member serves

in a variety of roles as they oversee ministries of GSWC.


Board Members:

Pastor Nick Emery - Chairman

Dave Ferree

Crystal Kleidosty

Robert Gillings

Doyle Smith