The Rev. Nancy Howard Hardin has been a consistent “pastoral presence” at Trinity, Troy, for the past year and a half for Sunday worship and pastoral emergencies. Effective January 1, she was appointed our part-time parish priest.

Nancy brings a varied background of service as an Episcopal priest. She has worked as a chaplain for 25 years in various health-care settings. She began her chaplain ministry in Hospice and also as Protestant chaplain at a Jewish facility in Columbus. Most recently she served as Chaplain at Mercy Urbana Hospital and Mercy McAuley Center for the past 16 years. She also served as associate and supply priest at Epiphany, Urbana, and as chair of the diocesan Affirmative Aging Commission.

Professionally, Nancy has been involved as a leader of the Urbana Alzheimer’s support group, has spoken at the American Society on Aging, and also has served as board member of their Forum of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. She is passionate about spirituality and those with memory loss. Her initial profession was as an elementary teacher and early intervention specialist for special-needs preschoolers. She is trained in spiritual direction and leads retreats.

Nancy resides in Urbana with her husband, Ed, an extremely active layperson and account manager for United Animal Health, Inc. They are the parents of two grown sons, John and Paul, who “grew up” at Procter Camp. She especially enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

The vestry and people of Trinity look forward to working with Nancy in being a presence of love, service and support in our community through our ministries of Partners in Hope, the Torrence Fund and our partnership with Garden Manor, as well as being attentive to God‚  leading in new ways to serve God’s people.

Submitted by Char McClure, Trinity, Troy

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