Our Interim Ministry with the Rev. Nancy O. Arnold began in August, 2016. Ordained in 1990, Nancy served congregations in Connecticut and Ohio as a settled parish minister for seventeen years, prior to returning to her native New York in 2008. For the next three years, she worked as a hospice chaplain with Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and as the Pastoral Care Minister for the Bay Shore, Long Island Congregation, before returning to the parish as an interim minister in 2012.
The UU Congregation of Danbury is Nancy’s fourth interim ministry. On Long Island, she worked with the UU Fellowship of Huntington, and then the UU Congregation of the South Fork, before joining All Souls Church in New York City as Interim Assistant Minister for Congregational Life and Pastoral Care in 2015.
Nancy’s roots in Unitarian Universalism are in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she served as an active lay leader for ten years before studying for the ministry. She is a 1984 Women’s Studies graduate from UMass, Amherst, and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. She is also certified as a Spiritual Director and as a Grief Recovery Specialist.
Nancy and her partner Jerry have been together for 20 years, and live with Annie and Harry, their rescued cock-a-poos. Nancy has a grown son who lives in Massachusetts.