[Episcopal Church Foundation — Press Release] The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is extremely pleased to announce that Nancy Davidge has been named Associate Program Director, and will be chiefly responsible for developing leadership tools and resources for Episcopal congregations. Further, Nancy will continue in her capacity as editor of ECF Vital Practices.
“Nancy has done a terrific job as editor of Vital Practices,” remarked ECF President, Donald V. Romanik. “Not only has she been instrumental in helping to transform what had been a very good newsletter into an incredibly rich web-based resource, but she brings a broad perspective of the Episcopal Church, keen strategic insights, and a strong background in multimedia communications to the table. Her contributions will enable ECF to provide even more resources in the area of lay and clergy leadership.”
“Nancy has helped ECF stay focused on the practical needs of grassroots lay and clergy leaders,” added Miguel Angel Escobar, ECF Program Director. “She has a passion for lifting up the stories of small Episcopal congregations who are engaged in remarkable ministries, especially those doing vital work in mission and outreach. Her work over the past three years has been a gift to ECF and to the wider Church and I am thrilled that she will now lend her perspective and expertise to the many other projects in the leadership resources area.”
Nancy began her career working for the Girl Scouts, and then spent 20 years in senior level marketing and communications positions for regional and national health care companies. She made a career shift to educational institutions, including Episcopal Divinity School, where she served as director of marketing and communications for eight years before joining the ECF as editor of ECF Vital Practices in 2010. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in the Episcopal Church, receiving multiple Polly Bond awards from Episcopal Communicators. Nancy also served as president of Episcopal Communicators from 2010-2013. Her primary focus as a communicator has been matching message to an intended audience.