Virtual Memorial Celebration of Rev Nancy Jean Pollock Carroll
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Nancy was born on September 21, 1951 in Havertown, PA, the oldest of four children — Nancy, Betty, Huey and Bobby.
She loved children and attended Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania to study to become a kindergarten teacher.
While attending college she worked in local nursing homes. After teaching for two years at a school in King George, VA, she decided to pursue a Masters Degree in Special Education at Gallaudet College — a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, DC . Here she became an expert in sign language, graduating with a degree in multi-handicapped hearing education, and met her roommate Susan who became a life long friend. After graduating in 1979 she taught adult basic education at Gallaudet.
Nancy again returned to college to obtain her Doctorate in World Education, attending American University while continuing to work at Gallaudet. Upon graduation, she continued her career at Gallaudet eventually becoming Registrar and Director of the Career Center. Along with her work at Gallaudet, in 1992 Nancy began studies at the Institute for Spiritual Development. This was a four year program of study and service which culminated in ordination into the ministry. In addition to her work as active staff minister, she served as Education Director for the church organization. In this study program she met her good friend Olivia Hunter. During one of the retreats for the study program, which was held in Roanoke, VA in 1996, she met, as she described to her future sister in law, “the most handsome man she had ever seen,” Rodger Carrol, who became her husband on November 1, 1997
After Nancy's ordination into the ministry at ISD, she remained active with with the church, celebrating Sunday Services, and officiating several weddings.
Nancy and Rodger became parents to Lucan Michael Pollock Carroll in 2005. She will be missed by Rodger, Lucan, her longtime friends and extended family.