Director of Admissions and Adjunct Faculty in Christian Education
Deacon Doctor Nancy Gable has served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA] (or its predecessor church bodies) as a rostered minister since June 1, 1979.
During her 40 years of service she served in congregations in the areas of faith formation and youth ministry (Waukegan, IL, and State College, PA), for 15 years in admissions/diaconal ministry/financial aid/continuing education (at ULS predecessor institution LTSG), for 10 years as the Coordinator for Missional Leadership in Region 8 of the ELCA (based in Gettysburg), and, most recently, as the part-time Deacon for Faith Formation and Administration at Garden of Grace Community of Churches (a community of four ELCA congregations in northern Adams County). Over the course of her years in ministry Deacon Nancy served on various work groups and committees in the larger church, including as a part of the planning of the Lutheran World Federation 2005 Consultation, “Diaconal Ministry in the Mission of the Church,” where she also was a presenter and a part of the writing team.
Deacon Nancy’s academic background includes a BS in Education from Indiana University of PA (Music), MAR from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg – now a part of United Lutheran Seminary (religious education and youth ministry), and a Doctor of Education from The Pennsylvania State University (Adult Ed). She carries additional academic preparation and certification in early childhood education from The Pennsylvania State University.
In addition, Deacon Dr. Gable is a liaison to ELCA candidates at non-ELCA divinity schools and seminaries (especially Yale, Harvard, Union NYC, and Princeton) who “affiliate” with ULS.
“I am excited to be a part of the staff serving at ULS in coming years – returning to an institution that provided a solid foundation for the many opportunities I’ve had in service in ministry is a gift,” she shares.