Nancy serves as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, http://www.htlccharlotte.org/ a growing congregation in the city with the mission of "Loving Not Judging." She grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and then served time at Bowling Green State University, before moving on to Trinity Seminary in Columbus. Since being ordained in 1979, she hasn't been able to hold down a church job very well and is now serving in her 6th call. Starting out in North Dakota, she then returned to Ohio and served a couple of churches there. In between, she was on the bishop's staff, where she learned more about her denomination than she needed to know. She also earned a PhD from Pitt during her spare time in the area of religion and education. Considering herself an educator who happens to be a pastor, it makes a difference in how she does ministry. She is a divorce survivor, and the mother of two artsy-fartsy children.