Rev. Nancy Neal is director of the Minister for Spiritual Formation and Wellness at Bread for the World. She leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations. She has been a leader in the organization’s efforts toward racial equity.
She began serving Bread for the World in 2011 as associate for denominational women’s organization relations, working with leaders of denominational women’s organizations we engaged their members in a campaign to improve nutrition for women and children around the world. From there, she served as deputy director of the Church Relations department.
Nancy is a minister member of National Capital Presbytery, ordained in 2012 to her work at Bread. She has served as parish associate for Church of the Pilgrims in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and as temporary supply pastor at Arlington Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA. She is currently a member of the board of the Washington DC site of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Mission program and the Ministry Relations team of the Committee on Ministry of the presbytery.
Before living in Washington, DC, Nancy lived in New York City for 13 years where she became an adult, completed a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, and managed book projects through the editorial and production processes at The Crossroad Publishing Company. Nancy was born in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Charleston, SC, and later attended Clemson University in SC.