Nina Packer is woman with a heart for God. She relies on the precepts of Proverbs 31 to guide her steps as a woman of excellence in ministry, motherhood, and the marketplace. Her life is multifaceted and fruitful because she is anchored by and employs her faith in all her endeavors, seeking to live a life that honors and is pleasing to God.
Nina is a faithful and fervent servant member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, under the leadership of Rev. Phillip R.A. Spann, Senior Pastor. She avails her spiritual gifts by the grace of God to extend the ministry of Jesus Christ as a prayer intercessor for Shiloh’s Intercessory Prayer Ministry and as Operations Coordinator for the church’s nonprofit outreach arm, SALT Ministries of Atlanta (Shiloh Adhering to the Lord’s Teachings). Nina has also served in the capacity of after-school tutor for the Shiloh Outreach Tutorial Service, a member of the planning committee and workshop moderator for the 2018 Women’s Day activities, co-organizer of the 2019 Back to School Blessings event, and facilitator of the collaboration that welcomed the SLAM Academy Charter School to Shiloh as a facility partner.
Her endeavors as a disciple of Christ are also blessed in the Atlanta community. Nina supports the empowerment and vitality of the historic Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta Public Schools in her service as a member of the GO Team (governance team). She served as a board member of Women After God’s Own Heart Ministry, a community ministry aimed at addressing the special concerns of females by presenting biblical principles and precepts in a manner by which they can mature spiritually and positively impact their community, from 2016-18. She currently hosts on a monthly basis Well With My Soul Wednesdays, a lunchtime lift for women in the word of God.
It is in her experiences as a mother to her two daughters, Nija and Maya Packer, that Nina has come to know God intimately. She acknowledges the miracles, mercy, and grace of God as they unfold every day in her life and the lives of her children whom she truly considers to be an inheritance from the Lord. Her parenting testimony is simply that she is “raising amazing”. By this she declares that with the highest and best intentions she is lavishly pouring love, encouragement, and care into her daughters, and yielding to the amazing grace of God so that He may yield from them the purpose established for their lives before they were formed in her womb. She graciously and collaboratively parents her daughters with film and media executive Will Packer, to whom she was formerly married.
Nina Packer is a Godly presence and productive contributor in the marketplace as a philanthropic strategist, career educator, and coach primarily in the creative industries. As an entrepreneur, she has consulted with several well-known figures in entertainment, sports, and social impact to activate and anchor their endeavors by writing their visions for moving humanity forward, making them plain by creating action oriented strategic plans, and supporting them through various phases of growth and business development with executive coaching and operations management.
Nina leveraged her entertainment industry relationships to bolster support for the establishment of the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Degree program and the FAMU Institute for Research in Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at Florida A&M University in 2011. She has taught the required Practicum in Music Management course online since the program’s inception. From 2016-18 as a certified teacher of Business and Marketing, she championed the effort to establish the Film and Media Magnet Program and the Sports and Entertainment Marketing CTAE Pathway at Mundy’s Mill High School in Clayton County Public Schools. In 2017 Nina facilitated the formation of the Rob and Shaun Hardy Amazing Stories Foundation and coordinated the launch of its career development program in 2019 to stimulate Georgia’s pipeline of diverse and high-quality film and television production talent in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the City of East Point, and Fulton Films. Nina’s consistent desire is for God to create in her a clean heart and renew in her a right spirit so that she may be submissive to and content in His will, wise and discerning, and a shrewd manager in ministry, motherhood, and the marketplace toward the glory of God. Nina Packer holds a Master of Public Administration Degree in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University, and a B.S. in Business Education from Florida A&M University.