Nancy Weimer began work at Grace College in 1975 in the Office of Supporting Services. In 1977, then-President Homer Kent hired her as secretary to the president. Nancy’s 41 years of service at Grace College has included work with four of the six Grace College presidents, most recently as executive assistant to President Bill Katip. Weimer will retire July 15. On Monday, she was honored at a reception.
All four presidents with whom she served offered words of appreciation to Weimer.
Dr. Homer Kent, Grace College president from 1976 – 1986, remembers fondly the day he interviewed Nancy, who was a recent Grace graduate at the time, and three years later when he officiated her marriage ceremony. “I certainly made a good decision hiring Nancy. She was very trustworthy with confidential information and to this day, she knows more about where everything is at Grace than anyone else on campus,” he said.
Dr. John Davis, who served as president from 1986 – 1993, recalls Nancy’s calm disposition and efficiency. “She was always calm under fire. Whenever there was a challenging situation, Nancy’s cool head and proficient work guarded against potential problems,” Davis said. “She was an excellent assistant and ambassador for Grace College.”
Dr. Ronald Manahan, president from 1994 – 2013, commented, “Nancy had excellent judgment and good sense, was trustworthy and caring in her dealings with others, and had a remarkable knowledge of the institution. Her integrity, faithful commitment to Grace’s mission, and deep relationship with God blessed me during all the years we worked together.”
Current President Dr. Bill Katip describes Nancy as “a walking encyclopedia of Grace College & Seminary.” He commented, “Her ability and willingness to work with four different presidents and even more board chairmen is remarkable. Nancy is the definition of a servant leader. She always works quietly in the background doing important work for the college. Her contribution to the mission and longevity of Grace College can’t be overstated. She will be sorely missed,” he said.
Nancy has been married to Greg, also a former Grace employee, for 36 years. The couple looks forward to partnering in ministry and traveling together upon Nancy’s retirement.
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