Remembering Nancy Haley

When I was on the Board of Directors for the Prairie Star District of the UUA, one of my favorite co-directors was Rev. Nancy Haley. She was always lively, thoughtful and thought-provoking. When we got mired in budget debates and fears about funding, she would dare us to dream big: that if our services were valued, they would find funding. And she was right. She would tell me about her son, a fellow geek who worked on the crowd animation software for Lord of the Rings. Through these conversations it became clear that she had her own inner geek, which was revealed when she did a worship service in which she had everyone make a Möbius strip.

She died suddenly and all too young; though she had grandchildren, last I saw her she had energy to last for great grandchildren.