Reverend Nicole Lamarche

Nicole Lamarche is a minister in the United Church of Christ, a spiritual creative and a faith-based organizer and community leader. She currently serves as Pastor of Community United Church of Christ in Boulder, CO.

She is a dreamer and a doer, a partner and a parent, a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, and ordained minister since 2005. She served two congregations in Massachusetts before co-creating what is now called Urban Sanctuary San Jose.

Committed to building a just world for all beyond the walls of sacred spaces, Nicole was a member of the Interfaith Tent at Occupy Oakland as part of Occupy Wall Street. In San Jose, she supported efforts to ban fracking in California and was a member of People Acting in Community Together working on the movement for Black Lives, the Rapid Response Network, Night Walk and more. She is currently a co-conspirator with the Colorado Poor People’s Campaign and a member of the Faith Leaders Caucus of Boulder County with Together Colorado.

She also works closely with Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, GreenFaith and more.

Nicole is dedicated to fresh expressions of spirituality and loves the church as a place for each person to be seen, to belong and to be actively engaged in building a just world for all creation.

Nicole served churches in New England, before co-founding a congregation of progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience in Silicon Valley, now called Urban Sanctuary San Jose. She is dedicated to fresh expressions of spirituality, the search for meaning and religious community.

Nicole earned a BA in International Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. In 2003, she won the title of Miss California and went on to earn Fourth Runner-up at Miss America. In 2005, Nicole earned her Master of Divinity and a MA in Theology with a focus on Feminist and Process Thought from the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

Nicole Lamarche

“People with power will use their position to convince us to vote against our own interests and to mistrust the margins and the voices that are not centered, but that doesn’t mean the ones on the sidelines are wrong. When any leader of any political party or group claims that their policies are especially blessed by God, beware. We should celebrate any politician that is willing to become unelectable for the sake of a Higher Love!”

– Rev. Nicole Lamarche

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Reverend Nicole

About the Ministry

by Connie Larkman | published on Jun 14, 2021

Boulder Church Collects Guns, Turns Them Into Gardening Tools

Op Ed by Reverend Nicole

Boulder Daily Camera, by Charlie Brennan, April 3, 2021

Guest Opinion: The Rev. Nicole M. Lamarche: Holding onto hope

Interview with Reverend Nicole

Boulder Daily Camera, by Charlie Brennan, March 23, 2019

Minister new to Boulder, but not to the Spotlight

Being a Spiritual Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

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Sermons & Teachings

Climb Your Tower

John 11:1-27 and the Gospel of MaryMay 26th, 2024 Good morning again! Thank you for choosing to be here instead of all of the places

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Singing A New Song

Psalm 98 and Excerpts from To Bless the Space Between Us, by John O’DonohueMay 5th, 2024By Rev. Nicole M. Lamarche Hello again it’s beautiful to

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After the Weeping

John 20:1-18 and An Excerpt from, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown*March 31st, 2024Easter Sunday10:30 a.m.By Rev. Nicole Lamarche Welcome again

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Reverend Nicole M. Lamarche

Based in:
Boulder, Colorado