Pastor Nancy Vaughan returns to Virginia Beach where she lived from 1975 until 2010, and is surrounded by family and friends as well as the loving church family at Salem UMC. Born in East Tennessee and one of six children, Nancy now comes to us from the Shenandoah Valley, where she served as Associate Pastor at Calvary UMC in Stuarts Draft, VA since 2014. Prior to that, she served a two-point charge in Western North Carolina, at Bethel/Julian, near Greensboro. She graduated from Duke Divinity School, and also holds a M.S. degree from Virginia Tech as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee.

Nancy and her late husband Eddie, farmed in the southern area of Virginia Beach for many years, and raised six children, four of whom live in the Pungo area, and one in Chesapeake. One daughter remains in Stuarts Draft. Nancy has ten grandchildren, with two more coming this fall. She attended Charity UMC in Pungo for many years, serving on nearly every committee there, teaching Sunday School, VBS, Bible studies, and was also the worship leader and pianist.

Nancy's favorite things to do in her spare time involve her grandchildren and their activities, sewing, quilting, reading, and watching wholesome movies. She is an avid lover of church music, and loves teaching and learning. She taught in the Va. Beach City Schools for 12 years, at Bayside, then Tallwood, and finally as Department Chair for Work & Family Studies at Ocean Lakes High School. After ten years as a Relocation Specialist and Associate with Keller-Williams Realty, Nancy left the area to attend Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC to pursue the call from God to go into full-time ministry. Nancy is committed to serving the Lord and is thrilled to be at Salem UMC.