Rev. Nancy Neal is the director of Church Relations

Nancy Neal

Director for Church Relations

Rev. Nancy Neal is director of the Church Relations department at Bread for the World. She leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations. She has been a leader in the organization’s efforts toward racial equity.

She began serving Bread for the World in 2011 as associate for denominational women’s organization relations, working with leaders of denominational women’s organizations we engaged their members in a campaign to improve nutrition for women and children around the world. From there, she served as deputy director of the Church Relations department.

Nancy is a minister member of National Capital Presbytery, ordained in 2012 to her work at Bread. She has served as parish associate for Church of the Pilgrims in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and as temporary supply pastor at Arlington Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA. She is currently a member of the board of the Washington DC site of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Mission program and the Ministry Relations team of the Committee on Ministry of the presbytery.  

Before living in Washington, DC, Nancy lived in New York City for 13 years where she became an adult, completed a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, and managed book projects through the editorial and production processes at The Crossroad Publishing Company. Nancy was born in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Charleston, SC, and later attended Clemson University in SC.

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy


African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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