The Church of the Brethren has called Nancy Sollenberger Heishman as director of the Office of Ministry. She will begin in this role on Nov. 6, working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and from her home in Tipp City, Ohio.
She has served in pastoral leadership at West Charleston Church of the Brethren in Tipp City since September 2011, first as co-interim pastor and then as co-pastor along with her husband, Irvin Heishman. Since July 2015, she also has been coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs at the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.
Previously, she worked on behalf of the Mission and Ministry Board in the Dominican Republic as co-mission coordinator and then, toward the end of her time in the DR, as director of the theological program there. The Heishmans also have served in pastorates in Pennsylvania and Delaware, in Atlantic Northeast District.
She was moderator of the 2014 Annual Conference, serving in the highest elected position in the Church of the Brethren.
Heishman holds a master of divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati. Her continuing education has included coursework in both Spanish and English.