About Ministry Development

About Ministry Development

Nancy Ann McLaughlin

Ministry Developer

As Ministry Developer for the whole diocese Nancy is available to assist with congregational spiritual growth and discernment efforts.  She is available for vestry/bishop committee retreats and assisting with congregational mutual ministry reviews, and other initiatives.

(313) 833-4421 |

Nancy comes to the Diocese of Michigan after having received a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in Theology, an M.Div. that focused on Scripture and Ministry and a D.Min. in Advanced Studies in Congregational Development. Nancy’s doctor of ministry thesis was based on research regarding the Baptismal Covenant (BCP, 1979) and resulted in the development of a variety of books and presentations, consulting and general church renewal efforts.

“In fact,” Nancy says, “everything I do in life, in teaching, and in church work has been impacted by my experience of a deep covenantal relationship with God.”

Prior to joining the EDOMI staff, Nancy describes her ministry as: a combination of teaching courses for South University’s Doctor of Ministry program, coordinating the household of an elderly couple and their caregivers, conducting monthly services utilizing video presentations for a nursing home, plus planning and presenting workshops based on topics related to the books that I have written/co-written:

  • Do You Believe? Living the Baptismal Covenant
  • Godparenting: Nurturing the Next Generation
  • Evaluation and Planning Manual: A Disciplined Method for Evaluating your Congregation and Planning a Future (based on the Rev. R. Channing Johnson’s Where have all the Young People Gone).

Nancy grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has family currently living in Warren.