Daniel Nicewonger

Executive Director & Spiritual Formation Catalyst


Education, Work & Volunteer History


BA in Christian Education, Messiah College, 1990

M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994

Youth Ministry Concentration, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994


Continuing Education:

Larry Crabb School of Spiritual Direction, 2009

Larry Crabb Next Step School of Spiritual Direction, 2009

Professional Development:

Nehemiah Leadership Network, 2005

NCCJ Community Conversation on Race Facilitator, 2006

Stephen’s Ministry Facilitator, 2004


Work Experience:

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Kennett Square, PA (2014 – retired August 2021)

TST, Corning Inc, Midland, NC (2008 – 2014)

Senior Pastor, Church in the Acres, Springfield, MA (1999 – 2008)

Protestant Campus Chaplain, Western New England University, Springfield MA (2000 – 2008)

Assistant Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Cortland NY (1995 – 1999)

Youth Pastor, Maplewood Baptist Church, Malden MA (1990 – 1994)

Youth Pastor, Shared Ministry, Harrisburg PA (1987 – 1990)

Staff Director, Camp Pinnacle, Voorheesville NY (summer 1990)


Volunteer Experience:

Board Member, Kacie’s Cause, Kennett Square, PA

Program Coordinator, Live Again Ministries, Locust, NC 

Community Representative, Duggan Middle School, Springfield MA

Greater Cortland Youth Rally, Founder, Cortland NY

Cortland Co. Youth Time Out Program, Host Family, Cortland NY

Community Outreach, Messiah College, Harrisburg PA