Nancy Davidge

Nancy Davidge served as associate program director at ECF and editor of ECF Vital Practices ( from 2010-2016. She is an advocate for God’s Mission of justice, compassion, and reconciliation. In 2002 she discovered the connections between the Episcopal Church and social justice when she joined the staff of Episcopal Divinity School as their director of communications and marketing. 

“EDS opened my eyes to the role the institutional church could play in carrying out God’s Mission in the world,” said Davidge in a recent presentation. “Steven Charleston, Ian Douglas, Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Fredrica Harris Thompsett, and other EDS faculty helped me to recognize my call to the ministry of communication as a means to heal God’s broken world.”

In addition to serving as editor of, Nancy served as the past president of the Episcopal Communicators board. An avid reader, her current favorites include Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with Alex Haley, and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. She's currently reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. 

Updated January 2017

Recent Posts:

November 2016 Editor’s Letter: Tools for Evangelism
October 2016 Editor’s Letter: Why Give?
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
September 2016 Editor’s Letter: Why Give?
August 2016 Editor’s Letter: Buildings & Grounds [& Mission]
July 2016 Editor’s Letter: Buildings & Grounds [& Mission]
What's Your Claim to Fame?
A Church that Fails (Reprise)
June 2016 Editor’s Letter: Transitions and Change
May 2016 Editor’s Letter: Transitions and Change
April 2016 Editor’s Letter: Conflict
March 2016 Editor’s Letter: Conflict
Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes
February 2016 Editor’s Letter: ‘Reboot’ Your Vestry
January 2016 Editor’s Letter: ‘Reboot’ Your Vestry
Too Good to Miss! (Here’s your second chance…)
December 2015 Editor’s Letter: Practical Matters
November 2015 Editor's Letter: Practical Matters
“It’s Truly a Calling in My Heart”
October 2015 Editor’s Letter: Rethinking Stewardship
“Aiming to,” or Serving?
Namaste: Tone, Words, Intent All Matter
Never Forget
September 2015 Editor’s Letter: Rethinking Stewardship
August 2015 Editor’s Letter: Vision and Planning
July 2015 Editor’s Letter: Vision and Planning
A Resource for Vestry Retreats
Preparing for General Convention: Things for Communicators to Consider
June 2015 Editor’s Letter: Facing Leadership Challenges
May 2015 Editor’s Letter: Facing Leadership Challenges
April 2015 Editor’s Letter: Advocacy
March 2015 Editor's Letter: Advocacy
February 2015 Editor’s Letter: Vestry Leadership
January 2015 Editor's Letter: Vestry Leadership
December 2014 Editor’s Letter: Sharing Our Stories
November 2014 Editor's Letter: Sharing Our Stories
October 2014 Editor’s Letter: Sharing Our Gifts
September 2014 Editor's Letter: Sharing Our Gifts
August 2014 Editor’s Letter: Leading Change
Making the Body of Christ Come Alive
July 2014 Editor’s Letter: Leading Change
Making Space to Share Our Stories
June 2014 Editor’s Letter: Finance and Administration
May 2014 Editor's Letter
Editor's Letter: April 2014 Building Strong Teams
March 2014 Editor's Letter: Building Strong Teams
February 2014 Editor’s Letter: Vestry Service: Listening to God’s Call
January 2014 Editor's Letter: Vestries: Listening to God’s Call
December Editor’s Letter: Answering Jesus’ Call: Go Out
Editor's Letter November 2013: Answering Jesus' Call
Editor's Letter: October 2013
Editor's Letter: September 2013
Editor's Letter: August 2013
Editor's Letter July: Vision & Planning
Telling Our Stories
June Editor's Letter
Editor's Letter May 2013: Leadership in a Time of Crisis
April Editor's Letter
March Editor's Letter: Cultivating Leaders
Laundry Love
Are Nice People REALLY Killing Our Churches?
Would You Give Up Your Phone for Lent?
Snow Days: 2013 Edition
February Editor's Letter
Lord, Help Me to See (and Hear)
Open and Honest Conversations
Editor's Letter: January 2013
Which 12 Days?
Christmas Messages
Editor's Letter: December 2012
Advent: Taking it to the Streets
Editor's Letter: November 2012
We ARE the Church
What’s the Secret of Your Success?
Creating Safe Spaces
Unapologetically Episcopalian
Editor's Letter: October 2012 Practicing Generosity
Reaching Out to Touch Someone…
Editor's Letter: September 2012 Practicing Generosity
Are You Talking to Me?
Don’t Compromise: Collaborate
Know Your Neighbor?
Giving Feedback
Editor's Letter - August 2012
Let’s Move: Olympic Fun Day
Editor's Letter: July 2012
Sweet 16
I Read About Your Church…
Outside Our Walls
Pulling the Plug
June 2012 Editor's Letter
Come on People, Let's Get Together
Being Prepared
Conversations on Governance
May Editor's Letter
Emailing vs. Spamming
World Malaria Day: April 25
Earth: “And God saw that it was good.”
April Editor's Letter
Foursquare 4 Church?
Communication is Mission
Claiming Your Place
Weaving Straw into CDs*
The Bishop Danced
Editor's Letter: March 2012
Feeding Others – And Ourselves
Editor’s Letter - February 2012
Post Christendom to Missional Church
Changing the Scorecard
Reading the Bible?
Editor's Letter: Real Basics for Vestries
Claim Your Place
The Christmas Creche
Advent: Anticipation and Disappointment?
December 2011 Editor's Letter
Preparing for Advent/Best Kept Secrets
Veterans Day: 11.11.11
Editor's Letter: November 2011
Exploring Gratitude – on Facebook!
Damon and Clint: Asset Based Community Development
Editor's Letter on Innovative Stewardship
A New Normal 2: Communion
How Do You Engage the Bible?
A New Normal
How Wired Do You Want to Be?
Generosity (of Spirit)
Editor's Letter: September 2011
Tax Credit?
Connecting Generations
Crossing Generations: August Editor's Letter
Mambo Sawa Sawa
Annual Review
Outdoor Church
Editor's Letter July
What’s Your Claim to Fame?
Making Room
Ten Tests for Growth
Summer Church?
Hard Times/Courageous Change?
Our ‘Father’ or????
Sharing the Good News
"Make Yourself at Home"
Editor's Letter: Caring for Each Other
Listening Across Difference
Being Welcoming
I’m Going to Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves My Heart
Gotta Share
Brother, Give Me A Word
Editor's Letter: Caring for Each Other
Earth Easter
The Power of Words
Trash or ???
And on the 7th day…
Certain or Stuck?
Caring for Creation 2
Does God Love Facebook?
Is Faith Bad for Our Health?
Earth Hour 2011: Turn Out the Lights
Going Green: A Step at a Time
Ashes to Go
A Lenten Carbon Fast
Pet Evangelism
Caring for Creation
What’s in a Name?
Refresh and Renew
Divvying Up the Loot
Change: Top down or bottom up? Or both?
Loving ‘Us’
Proceed with Caution
Final Affairs
What’s Your Church’s Economic Worth?
February Update: New Vestry Papers Content
Snow Days...
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Renewing Our Baptismal Covenant
Spreading Jesus’ Light
Happy 2011
What’s On Your Plate?
On the Third Day of Christmas….
Finding Room at the Inn
What Do YOU Want for Christmas?
When Waiting Isn’t Joyful…
Jesus' Birthday Party (Become one in a million!)
Tis the season of: Overload?
Advent Calendars
Meager Harvest
What Can One Person Do?
The Scarlet Cord: Conversations with God’s Chosen Women
Sharing Liturgical Resources
Top 10 Things Religious Leaders Say about Happiness
A Mosaic of Color
Voting as a Christian Responsibility
Handcuffed by governance?
Receiving the Full Menu
Gifts from God: Passing Them On




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