Nancy The Encourager



Nancy Leatherman, RETA board member of three years, recently stepped down from her position due to health reasons.

"Nancy has been the type of board member that goes out of her way to be an encouragement to our staff and to me personally.  Besides much needed encouragement, she has brought wisdom and insight to our board meetings.  Her dedication and support has been shown in her desire to share about RETA to everyone she knows.  It is an honor to call her friend!"
- Roxana Konopinski, RETA's Executive Director

Nancy accepted the invitation to join RETA's board after her experience of taking a pregnant granddaughter through RETA's services. She was impressed with the curriculum and staff as she sat through her granddaughter's coaching sessions. Nancy's desire to tell others about RETA, combined with her innate ability to encourage others fuels her desire to see RETA's reach expand to more young mothers and their babies.

Originally from a small town 80 miles south of Chicago, Nancy moved to the Elkhart area where she studied to become a dental assistant. After graduating and taking a job at a dentist's office, she met Max and the pair married shortly thereafter. Today they attend First United Methodist Church's downtown campus. Nancy and Max have two children, one of whom they adopted as an infant, several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are grateful for the young woman who chose life for her child, giving them a sweet gift.

Nancy, thank you for your amazing love and support for our staff and your heart for the clients we serve. You are awesome!