Get to Know Nancy Seigle – HOPE’s Director of Communications

 

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The Seigle Family

THE FACTS:

With a background in marketing, copy writing and news reporting, Nancy came well-equipped for her role as HOPE’s Director of Communications. On staff since 2006, she’s still going strong overseeing our websites, social media, weekly email blasts, printed materials, special mailings, stewardship initiatives as well as the Sunday bulletins. She and her husband, Gary, were married in 1974. They currently live in Sicklerville and have four grown children and one granddaughter and a soon-to-be grandson!

THE ANSWERS:

One thing I love about my role on staff …

Every day at HOPE is different and brings with it a wide variety of tasks that need addressing, so I’m never, ever bored. My coworkers are the best. Always encouraging and forgiving, we are a small group with each other’s best interest at heart. Much like a family, we tussle a bit at times, but we have each other’s backs. It’s a safe work environment where creativity is nurtured and there’s a high value placed on respecting one another. At the same time, we never take ourselves too seriously and you’ll find us laughing and enjoying each other’s company each and every day.

A time I saw God at work in my life …

When our daughter died. Stacy was born severely brain damaged and only lived for six years. Each day, each minute of each day, was a challenge for her and for all who loved her. People left behind after someone dies are called survivors. It’s an apt description. Yet, I feel God turned that tragedy into triumph and allowed me and my family to more than survive the sadness … He brought us through intact and whole able to embrace life and each other … for that, I’m very grateful.

A book that rocked my world (in addition to the Bible) …

“Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves” of Life by Richard Rohr. I read this book as I was going through some very challenging times personally … times when I felt as though I were failing and losing everything. Rohr offers a perspective that suggests those times, often experienced in the second half of life; bring about spiritual growth and richness, a time of gain and not loss, of falling up, not falling down. This book resonated with me on many different levels.

One reason I think people should check out HOPE Church …

 It would be for the Sunday morning donuts! No, just kidding, although they are pretty good. The thing I love about HOPE is you can come as you are. You don’t have to have all your ducks in order. In fact, you can be a complete mess (I was) and we’re going to love you up where you are.

A hobby that I’d  love to get into but probably never will …

Bee keeping! Einstein said, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live. I don’t know if that’s true, but it seems the bees play a pretty crucial role to our environment. Besides, I love honey and those cute outfits bee keepers get to wear! I’m not likely to enter into this hobby, though. I’m scared of getting stung!

For more information,

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