Retirement of Nancy Andersen

July 3, 2018

            On Tuesday, June 26, the Conference Staff recognized Dr. Nancy Andersen as she transitions into retirement.  Nancy joined the WNC Conference Staff as Archivist in January of 1999 and has served faithfully in this capacity ever since, making her one of the longest tenured members of the WNC Conference Staff at the present time.

            Dr. Andersen received her B. A. from Duke University, her Master’s Degree from Memphis Theological Seminary, and her Ph. D. in Church History from Vanderbilt University.  Before being named Archivist, Nancy worked previously on the staff at the former Lambuth University Archives (which also served as the Archives for the Memphis Annual Conference).

            Nancy is the daughter of the late Rev. Homer M. Keever, who founded the WNC Conference Archives and served as the first Conference Archivist from 1963-1979. Nancy was employed by the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History to serve as the fourth Archivist in Conference history.

            Dr. Andersen has also served the larger United Methodist historical community as an active member of the SEJ Historical Society for many years, serving for four years as Secretary of that organization.

            During her years of service as Archivist, Nancy has brought a wealth of knowledge to the position.  She has made the answering of the questions of patrons and assisting them with their research requests her top priorities.  Nancy has been recognized for her dedication to record keeping, her flexibility, and her persistence.  We thank Dr. Andersen for her many years of faithful ministry and service, and wish her the best as she enters into full-time retirement.