She was born in New Zealand and immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio when she was 6 years old. She attended Case Western Reserve University with a major in Psychology, then lived and worked for five years in an intentional community with folk confronting mental health diagnoses.
Nancy then attended nursing school at the MGH-Institute of Health Professions in Boston, receiving her Masters of Nursing Science and becoming a Women’s Health Specialist Nurse Practitioner. She later returned to post-graduate school and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her experiences included working in an Atlanta, GA hospital emergency room and working on the Navajo Nation, then the Shoshone/Paiute tribes in California, and later with other government agencies.
She switched career paths in her 50’s as she decided to pursue her dream of being part of healing our world. Nancy lives with her husband, Clark, who is a Physician Assistant. Her two children Cody (age 26) and Sam (age 24) live on opposite sides of the United States. For relaxation, Nancy enjoys ceramics and sewing, and spends time every day either hiking, biking or swimming.
Nancy joined us in August of 2019. You can listen to two sermons by Nancy online: http://northlakeuu.org/about-northlake/sermons/
Margaret’s vision for Northlake’s Children’s Religious Education program is to create a space where children and youth feel comfortable, safe, and valued, and where they can develop the relationships that will support them as they grow in their personal and spiritual identity. Margaret also coordinates educational opportunities for adults.
As rentals coordinator, Becky has the pleasure of working with people who are celebrating life events including weddings, graduations, concerts, recitals, parties, and celebrations of life. Our beautiful sanctuary and chapel provide an ideal and welcoming space for such celebrations. We also have long-term relationships with several organizations that rent our facilities, such as Eastside Audubon Society, Aaron’s Place, Leadership Preparatory Academy, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Portage Bay Big Band, and Aspiring Youth.
Maria grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, in a musical family, and started piano lessons at the age of 6. She studied with several wonderful teachers and subsequently graduated from State Music College in 1992, just before moving to the United States. In the Seattle area, she is an active member of the music community and has been in demand as a music teacher, recitalist and collaborative pianist. She has performed with NOISE for kids, Mahler Festival, Sacred Music Foundation, Ladies Musical Club, Public Opera, KING 98.1, Lyric Opera NW, among many other professional organizations. Maria holds a Master of Music degree from University of Washington, where she studied with Professor Craig Sheppard, and is a certified music teacher in the state of Washington.