Nancy Davidge named public affairs officer for the Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Oct 2, 2018

Nancy Davidge of Marblehead, Massachusetts has been named Public Affairs Officer for the Episcopal Church, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

“Nancy proved herself extraordinarily capable during her tenure as our interim, and I’m truly excited she’s joining us full-time,” said the Rev. Geoffrey Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Episcopal Church. “We had a number of highly qualified candidates for this position, but Nancy’s strategic thinking, and her years of expertise working with the press and communicators across the Episcopal Church have earned her respect and trust from around the Church. “

As Public Affairs Officer, Davidge is part of the Office of Communication, with responsibility for disseminating news and messages from the Episcopal Church to members of the Church and beyond, providing information and other resources to media representatives reporting on the mission and ministries of the Episcopal Church.

Davidge began her duties on October 1, 2018. She can be contacted at

Meet Nancy Davidge

Nancy Davidge

Nancy Davidge

Nancy Davidge, a multi-faceted communicator and strategist, most recently served as principal of The Davidge Group, which offers strategic marketing and communications services to help organizations and businesses tailor messaging to target audiences.

She began her career working for the Girl Scouts, and then spent 20 years in senior level marketing and communications positions for regional and national health care companies. Davidge then made a career shift to educational institutions, including Episcopal Divinity School, where she served as director of marketing and communication for eight years before joining the Episcopal Church Foundation as founding editor of ECF Vital Practices in 2010.  An active member of Episcopal Communicators, Davidge served for six years on their board, including three as president.

During the 16 years she has worked on assignments related to the Episcopal Church, Davidge has been recognized by her peers for outstanding work, receiving numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators.