Michelle Fickle
Worship Leader

“Since, then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Colossians 3:1-2

Background: I made the decision to follow Christ at the age of 16 and began singing shortly after. I’ve always said that I started singing when I had a real reason to sing! I have been serving in worship ministry in some form or fashion ever since then and am humbled by the opportunity He provided for me to lead worship here at Hillspring.

When I’m not singing, playing piano, or planning worship I can be found hanging out with amazing 5 and 6 year olds in my classroom where I work as a kindergarten teacher. I view my classroom as an amazing mission field and seek to live out my love for Christ through teaching my students and caring for them and their families.

Speaking of families, I have an amazing husband, Matt, who has been incredibly supportive of me through this journey and keeps me grounded. I also have three boys (Jonathan, Nathan, and Jadon) who have kept Matt and I busy attending band concerts, baseball games, track meets, journalism conferences, and mission trips among other things. Soon, all three of our boys will be in college so we are enjoying our kids before we become empty nesters… Yikes!

What I like most about the Hillspring Church Community: I love that Hillspring is focused on building God’s kingdom outside the walls of the church building and works to empower and equip individuals to answer the calls God places on their lives.

Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6 (That could be because the only time I’ve watched the movie I was SUPER tired so it seemed extremely funny!)

AHA! Moment: I always knew that music was a powerful way for me to relate to and hear from God but one day I was leading worship at an all-city worship event and watched a woman break down and cry as she worshipped along with me. It was at that moment that I realized that leading worship was a huge responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Book I would recommend: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch probably because it’s about a mother’s devotion to her son and how the roles switch as they both get older.