Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd has served as Senior Minister at River Road since 2012. Passionate about preaching, liturgy and social justice, her first commitment is the building of relationships that sustain us and challenge us to grow braver in the face of brokenness and loss. Using her background in community organizing, pastoral ministry and worship design, her goal is to equip colleagues and lay leaders to do the work that is uniquely theirs to do in the congregation and in the world. After finding Unitarian Universalism in her late teens, Nancy has followed her commitment to liberal religion into national and regional leadership in both interfaith and Unitarian Universalist circles. She lives in Bethesda with her husband Jon and two children, Ruth and Josiah.