Nancy began her employment at Atonement Lutheran Church in January, 2008. The weekend of Thanksgiving 2007 she ran into Jean Welch (Atonement’s secretary at the time) in the grocery store. Jean asked her if she was looking for a part-time job. Jean and Nancy had taken early retirement from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Nancy knew she wanted to continue to work either for a church or the school district. When she ran into Jean, Nancy was working for District 186, Accounting Office, and wasn’t comfortable working with financial reports and budgets. Nancy had a copy of her resume in her car and gave it to Jean to give to Atonement’s Pastor. Shortly thereafter, she was hired. Nancy has efficiently carried out her duties ever since, especially keeping the office running during the blending of three former congregations into one, now known as Peace Lutheran Church.
Nancy is married to Randy Jackson and they have four adult children and six grandchildren. Nancy and Randy attend Kumler United Methodist Church. Nancy is currently Chair of the Administrative Council and Co-President of the women’s group serving in many other capacities. Randy serves on Trustees and after his recent retirement from GE Health Care, he has become “Mister Fix It” around Kumler. He is also willing to help with computer issues here at Peace.
Peace has become Nancy’s second church family and she enjoys her time spent here. Nancy believes God always has a plan and she is meant to be here at Peace!