Nancy is a wife, mom, grandma, military veteran, missionary, survivor, redeemed sinner and Jesus lover…and not necessarily in that order, either.
Nancy first met Jesus when she was 13 while at a church camp. Her journey towards fulfilling her God-given calling started that day, even if she had no idea what was in store. After graduating high school, she enlisted in the U. S. Navy where she discovered a passion for numbers, organization, and office products. She left the military in 2004 and soon found herself missing the joy of working towards something bigger than herself.
God fulfilled that desire by bringing her to work at Crossroads Farm a part time bookkeeper in 2005. She quickly fell in love with the ministry and the way its staff and volunteers loved and invested in teens. It was no surprise that Nancy eventually added the role of Coach (an adult mentor/volunteer) working with middle school girls. In 2011, Nancy transitioned away from Crossroads, but only temporarily.
In 2015, God called her as a full-time missionary with Crossroads Farm. Nancy says, “There was no one on the face of the earth more surprised than I when God called. It was something I’d never thought would happen. Yet, looking back on my life, I can’t imagine ever doing anything different.” Nancy serves as Office Manager and Accounting Associate for CRF’s National Office, handling all finances in accordance with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability standards (ECFA). She also serves as a volunteer in the organization, working with a small group/Carecell, of middle school girls.
Nancy and her husband, Chuck, have been married for 26 years, live in Coldwater, MI, and have 4 grown children, two of whom grew up as Crossroads Farm kids. Their oldest, Andrew, and his wife, Rochelle, live in Washington with their four adorable offspring: Cora, Saylah, Judah and Boaz. Joe and his wife, Karen, also live in Washington. Cullen, 23, is serving a second tour in the U.S. Marine Corps. Devlin, 19, is pursuing a BS in Nursing at Bethel College.