WILMINGTON — Nancy McCormick sees her new position as Wilmington College’s campus minister as “a sacred trust.” The longtime pastor for both Chester Friends and Springfield Friends meetings began earlier in August with the start of the new academic year.
No stranger to Wilmington College, McCormick graduated from WC in 1997 as a nontraditional student and , for many years, was a member of the College-Community Chorus. Also, her granddaughter, Tallia McCormick, is a senior at the College.
McCormick described her new position as “a natural fit.”
“I’ve seen myself doing this all my life,” she said. “This setting with young people makes it special for me, helping guide them in their journey is a sacred trust.”
Reporting to the vice president for student affairs/dean of students, the campus minister maintains a highly visible and actively involved presence on campus. McCormick will promote an understanding of Quaker thought and testimony while assisting students in maintaining religious support groups and starting new ones as appropriate.
She also will counsel and refer students when needed and coordinate the Mediation Program, as well as, among other duties, facilitate religious events on campus and lead the Quaker Leader Scholars program.