Nick Hardesty


Title: Development Director

Mission Center: Kansas


Prior to joining SPO, Nick Hardesty served as a Career and Alumni Coordinator for Kauffman Scholars Inc. and as a Senior Seminar Instructor with DeLaSalle Education Center. He earned his Bachelors of Science in English Education from Southeast Missouri State University and his Masters in School Leadership from Benedictine College.

Professionally, Nick loves networking and supporting vision and mission while helping an organization grow. Personally, he loves spending time with his lovely wife Melissa and supporting the mission of the Church while helping their five boys and foster children grow. His boys, Jonathan, Luka, Noah, Jackson, Jude, and his foster baby girl, Zélie, are a constant source of love, laughter, and a perfect reminder of God’s amazing gift of life.  Nick and his boys spend as much time outdoors as they can playing sports, camping, biking, and running around. Both Nick and Melissa have volunteered with different youth ministries in the past, and Nick loves playing worship music on his guitar. He also has many items on his bucket list including: publishing a children’s book, learning to play piano, skydiving, riding the world's fastest roller coaster, and riding in an open cockpit airplane. Nick and his family are parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Kansas City, Missouri. They are members of Heart of the Redeemer Covenant Community and have been blessed by this way of life. It was through these community relationships that Nick became aware of the great work of Saint Paul’s Outreach. He was instantly sold on the mission of SPO and is extremely excited to support the organization. Nick invites you to reach out and connect so you, too, can become involved and learn how you can pray, partner, and promote this great work.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)