Rev. John and Betty Nunnikhoven have been active in prison ministry since August 2005, working both with inmates and ex-inmates. Their ministry is called “First Avenue Ministries ~ Washing Dirty Feet for the Lord”. They have provided transitional housing in their own home; work extensively mentoring released individuals and assisting in the transition to life on the outside.
John has been ordained by CAP, Inc, with both of them installed as ministers to the CAP congregations in SESCF (Windsor) and SSCF (Springfield). He is a Commissioned Centurion, an intensive program developed by PFM to teach Biblical Worldview; has published 3 books; is a member of the Fellowship of Ailbe, a fellowship dedicated to applying the factors of Celtic Christianity to today’s Church; and serves on several local boards in the southern Windsor County area.
They are former innkeepers in Weston, Vermont after extensive careers in industry and real estate in Illinois, New Mexico, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia, residing in Vermont since 1979. They have been married for 55 years, have three children, 3 in-law children and six grandchildren.