|Honored by:||Iowa State University Chemistry Department Faculty and Staff|
Nancy Shier was born in Pasadena on May 31, 1938. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University in 1960 and a master’s degree at California State University in 1974. After a 20-year career as an English teacher at San Gabriel High School, she entered Claremont School of Theology/Bloy House, where she earned a master of divinity degree. Bishop Frederik H. Borsch ordained her as a deacon in October 2001; Bishop Chet Talton ordained her to the priesthood a year later.
Shier enjoyed knitting and needlework, and was known for her kindness and pastoral heart – as well as an extreme love of cats, according to friends at Church of Our Saviour.