Nick Parsons was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri where he received a BA in Biblical Literature and more importantly, met his wife Rachel. Nick and Rachel have been heavily involved in church planting in major cities around the world. The Parsons have lived in Bangkok, Los Angeles and Nagoya, Japan (as well short stops in New York and Texas) all while working directly with new church plants. Before moving to San Francisco, they lived in Missouri while Nick earned an MA in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln Christian University. Along the way they have had five children – all in different countries and states. Nick lives in San Francisco and works full-time for the Orchard Group as the Director of Recruitment.