Nancy Maxwell

Elder Nancy G. Maxwell holds dual membership at MCC of Topeka and the Church of the Trinity, Sarasota, Florida. She began attending MCC of Topeka in 1990 and joined the Church of the Trinity, Sarasota, Florida when she moved to Florida.

Nancy is a co-coordinator of the UFMCC lay leader certificate program, Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship (LEAD). She attended the Moderator’s Leadership Mentoring Retreat, stood for election to the Governing Board in 2010, is a certified facilitator for Creating a Life that Matters, completed her LEAD certificate in 2013, attended the Size, Worship, Programming, and Stewardship Summits, and has presented on The Partnership between a Church’s Board of Directors and the Ministry Staff; The Large Church; and The Legal Aspects of LGBT Families. She received her certificate as a Spiritual Director for Columbia Theological Seminary and completed the Pacific School of Religion’s course on pastoral care.

Nancy retired from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, in 2015.  She served as the law school’s Co-Director of the International and Comparative Law Center, teaching comparative law in London, UK, and Utrecht, NL, and was the program administrator for the study abroad program in Barbados. Nancy holds a B.A. in psychology and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of North Dakota, and a master’s of law (LL.M.) degree in law teaching from Harvard. She is a trained child custody and visitation mediator and implemented a student-run dispute resolution program in the Topeka, Kansas, public school system.

Some of the skills and gifts Nancy brings to the role of elder include pastoral care, spiritual discernment, teaching/facilitating and administration.

Nancy is married to Pandora Kiss; they have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Contact Elder Nancy G. Maxwell at [email protected]


Installation of Elder Nancy Maxwell