Welcome to April Featured Parishioner Of The Month, Nancy Row!
Written by Betsy Taylor
Please meet our April Parishioner of the Month, our Sr. Warden, Nancy Row! Nancy is pictured above with (from left) son, Tommy, son-in-law, Brian, daughter, Kate, and their son (her grandson), Joseph!
As the oldest of 5, she was raised in Boston (I don’t hear an accent, do you?), and moved to New Jersey as a senior in high school. She retired from IBM in 2005, after having an impressive career as a Systems Engineer, Systems Engineer Manager, and Project Manager. She met and married her husband, Steve, in 1985 and had 2 children, Tommy & Kate.
After retirement from IBM, Nancy worked as the Finance Manager for her husband’s business in Gaithersburg until 2012 when the business was closed. Her husband passed away in 2010.
While serving as St. Bartholomews’ Senior Warden from the middle of 2017 and 2018, and now for 2 more years, she also finds time to work part time as a concierge at The Village at Rockville, a continuing care facility. She began as a volunteer there several years ago.
Nancy has been a member of St. Bartholomews since October 2013, and just loves the sense of community and caring that our little church exuberates. She knew on that first visit that she would join the church.
Her favorite style of music is from the pop genre of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Among her favorite artists are the iconic Rolling Stones, the Doobie Brothers, The Doors, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner (to name a few!)
This summer Nancy will be traveling to Copenhagen and Norway on a 14-day cruise!
As a child, she wanted to be a hairdresser when she grew up.
Nancy has 2 quotes that influence her –
- Believe you can and you’re half way there – Theodore Roosevelt
- It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop – Confucius
My final question for my interview is this:
“If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?”
If things are not happening, don’t stress, it’s all in God’s hands. If it was meant to be, it will happen.