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Meet Rev. Penny A. Nash

About the Reverend Penny A. Nash

Penny was born and raised in Louisburg, North Carolina, attended Wake Forest University, earned a B.A. in creative writing from Florida State University, and worked in advertising and publishing in New York City before settling in Atlanta, Georgia. It was in The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, sponsored by her home parish All Saints Atlanta, that she was ordained to the diaconate in 2007 and the priesthood in 2008, after receiving her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Penny served in several parishes in the Diocese of Atlanta before moving to Williamsburg, Virginia, to serve at Bruton Parish Church as associate rector.

She arrived in Richmond in 2014 and served at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for six years as associate rector and vicar of the evening community there.  In 2019 Penny began the coursework and certification process for intentional interim  ministry and is certified by both the Interim Ministry Network and the Center for Congregational Health for this specialized ministry. She’s served two full-time interims as well as another part-time one, most recently as Interim Rector at All Saints Richmond. She is very at home in large parish systems.

A self-proclaimed Church nerd, Penny is passionate about Jesus, church liturgy and music, the Bible (she was raised in the Baptist tradition), and church art and architecture. She’s also an avid reader, photographer, and adventurer who loves to travel and plan travel (especially to visit churches). Penny is married to Tom Cox, a retired attorney who is involved as a teacher and student in the OSHER program at the University of Richmond and also serves as the chairman of the board of Communities in Schools Richmond. They are the parents of three adult children and the servants of two cats.

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