The Rev. Nancy Howard Hardin has been the consistent “pastoral presence" at Trinity Troy the past year and half for Sunday Worship and pastoral emergencies. Effective January 1, 2018, she was appointed our part time parish priest. Rev. Nancy will be working with the Vestry to determine new ways in which we can serve our parish members. She will also work with Partners in Hope and other local organizations to help us determine where and how we can be a presence of love, service, and support in our community. Rev. Nancy brings a varied background of service as an Episcopal priest. She has been a chaplain for twenty-five years in various health-care settings. Her initial experience was in hospice and also as Protestant chaplain at the Jewish facility in Columbus. Her latest assignment was Chaplain at Mercy Urbana Hospital and Mercy McAuley Center for sixteen years. She also served as associate and supply priest at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Urbana, and as chair of the diocesan’s Affirmative Aging Commission.
Professionally she has been involved as 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 a trained Spiritual Director and gives spiritual direction and leads retreats. She resides in Urbana where she lives 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 The Diocesan Summer Church Camp at Procter Center. She especially enjoys reading, traveling, and most especially spending time with her family. Vestry is led by Senior Warden Jim Beerbower and Junior Warden David Cobb. Together they bring a wealth of strong experience and leadership in these positions. Other vestry members include Susan Beerbower, Carole Cobb, Dale Perrault, Evanthia Owen, George Gutermuth, and Chester Howes, and Deb Kappers. We look forward to making a difference in our community through our ministries of Partners in Hope, the Torrence Fund, our partnership with Garden Manor, as well as being attentive to God’s leading in new ways to serve God’s people.