Annual Conference is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren.
Nancy Sollenberger Heishman is currently serving as co-interim pastor at West Charleston and Cristo, Nuestra Paz Churches of the Brethren in Southern Ohio District. She previously served for 8 years as co-mission coordinator for the COB in the Dominican Republic where during her last two years she directed the theological education program. Prior to being called to the mission field, Nancy and her husband, Irvin, served for 15 years as co-pastors of Harrisburg First congregation in the ANE District. Nancy's first pastorate was with the Wilmington, DE COB.
With a life-long love of music Nancy earned degrees in piano performance at West Chester University and the University of Cincinnati. Through the years she has shared her love of music in various ways such as helping to launch a contemporary worship team, serving as a church organist, accompanying Taize-style worship, and teaching piano students.
During their years in Harrisburg, Nancy and Irvin were blessed by the birth of two children. Tim is serving in B.V.S. as a National Youth Coordinator and Jeni is a junior at Eastern Mennonite University.
From her early years on a dairy farm in Lebanon County, PA attending the Annville congregation which supported her call to the ministry, Nancy has followed God's call into various ministries that have developed a love and appreciation for intercultural settings. Whether in local or global contexts, Nancy rejoices to see Jesus' followers embrace a missional vision for ministry
Nancy has a deep love for the Bible and enjoys helping persons connect with God's call on their lives through its study. She rejoices as the church's life and witness are strengthened and maintained through the Spirit's presence and power in the midst of disciples gathered around the Word.
A favorite quote gives food for thought: "Let's be warned; to dust off the Bible is to play with fire. It's one huge messy archive of God's ongoing relationship with real people. That's what makes it such a profound treasure. It's a dangerous thing to put the Bible in the hands of ordinary folks who actually read it - especially if it awakens in them a hunger for God, for justice, and for salvation. We trust the God to whom it [the Bible] witnesses. We don't trust God because we trust the Bible. We trust the Bible because we trust God. It's an act of faith always to read it and grant it authority." (Tom Yoder Neufeld, Address to Mennonite Church Canada's 2012 Assembly)
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