Nancy Kilgore (STH ‘93)

in Alumni/ae Publications
July 26th, 2012

Nancy Kilgore (STH ‘93) lives and writes in Vermont and is a pastoral psychotherapist. An ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister, she has served churches in several denominations. She has just published the novel, Sea Level. Sea Level begins in 1980 when Brigid Peterson becomes the first woman minister in Sand Hill, Virginia, a remote town on the Delmarva Peninsula. Women’s roles are in flux, in both church and society, and Brigid’s parishioners are apprehensive about their new minister. But when, influenced by her artist friend Mary, she preaches about the female aspect of God, some of them become enraged, and the church is thrown into turmoil. Both Brigid and Mary become submerged in conflict and have to dive deeper into their own spiritual lives to find the way out.