Pastor Nancy Dixon Walton

A native of Central Florida, Nancy has lived in the mountains of North Carolina since 2010, first in Alleghany County (Sparta) and then to the Asheville area in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from Converse College, and spent breaks and summers serving on staff with Appalachia Service Project, an emergency home repair ministry in central Appalachia. Completing her graduate studies at Duke Divinity School in 1997, she has since served churches in Alexandria, VA, Belize, Central America, Tallahassee, FL, and as a hospice chaplain in Sparta, NC. She has enjoyed serving as a supply musician and guest preacher in Episcopal, Moravian, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.

She is married to the Rev. Lin Walton, an Episcopal priest and Director of Pastoral Services at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, and loves being mom to Sophia (freshman at Bowdoin College in Maine) and Jeremy (TCRoberson High School). Family time includes walks at the Arboretum, kayaking, cooking while listening to lots of music, eating in West Asheville, watching Masterpiece Mystery series, and gardening. 

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