With the prayers, blessings, well-wishes, and gratitude of the congregation, Rev. Nancy rode off to retirement in Vermont after celebrating her final Eucharist at Advent on December 26th. (link to final 10:15 service)

Several priests lead worship until an interim priest is found, Advent's staff and vestry work together to manage the church, and parishioners fill a multitude of roles to operate the church. 

The Rev. Dr. Nancy T. Hauser+, Rector


Nancy Hauser grew up in the Diocese of Central New York.  She was baptized at Trinity Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York.  Her family moved to Bakersfield, California where she was confirmed at All Saints Episcopal Church.  She and her husband, Ed, were married at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Chenango Bridge, New York.  Nancy and Ed have four grown children: Michael, (wife-Callie, son-Radko, and daughter-Rhone), Jeffrey (wife-Kirstyn, sons-Cole and Gavin, and daughter-Brooke), Caroline and Briana.

Nancy graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia, with a BS in music and education and an MS in Psychological Foundations of Education.  Prior to attending seminary, she served in a number of teaching positions including, director of a preschool, kindergarten and first grade classroom education, elementary, middle and high school music and as adjunct faculty in psychology at three community colleges in the SUNY system.

She graduated from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia with an M.Div.  She completed her Doctorate of Ministry (DMin.) at Episcopal Divinity School, in Cambridge, MA. Her thesis topic was Incarnational Theology and the Spiritual Care of Persons Living with Dementia. She began working at Episcopal Church of the Advent in August 2005, and now serves as our Rector

“Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we could ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen. “ Ephesians 3:20,21