This week, Nancy Deming will preach and lead the adult formation session. The Rev. Canon Nancy James Deming joined the Diocesan staff in June of 2014 as Canon to the Ordinary for Congregational Care and Development. Prior to that Canon Nancy was the Vicar for ten years at St. Gabriel’s Church in Northeast Philadelphia. St. Gabriel’s is a mission parish of the Diocese with a long history of strong outreach, evangelism and activism on behalf of the least among us. Before being ordained a priest, Canon Nancy lived as a Vocational Deacon for four years, with a calling to lead parishes outward in service and faithful Christian presence. Canon Nancy earned an undergraduate degree in Management and Finance from Simmons College in Boston and worked in corporate banking in Boston, Philadelphia and New York, before attending Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and the General Theological Seminary in New York. Canon Nancy works with, supports and guides parishes through periods of challenge and opportunity.