Polk library director resigns to go into ministry

Published 3:04 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Polk County Library Director Cindy Nanney has resigned to go into the ministry with the United Methodist Church.

Nanney began at the Polk County Library in 2007 as a reference and adult services librarian then served as interim and director for the past three years.

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“My time here at the Polk County Library has been a blessing,” said Nanney. “The experiences and the contacts and friendships that I have made are invaluable.”

Nanney said soon after beginning her employment with Polk County she received her calling to go into the ministry.

She is currently completing seminary at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, where she has been traveling every weekend to study for the past three years. She is currently working part-time as a pastoral assistant at the First United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton and has hopes to start in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program through Rutherford Hospital in October. In the future, Nanney said she hopes to be appointed as a full-time pastor in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

“I wish the employees of Polk County well in their future endeavors,” Nanney said. I would also like to say thank you to the citizens of Polk County for their confidence in me.”

Nanney lives in Union Mills with her husband and two children. Her resignation will be effective on Aug. 22. The county will advertise to fill her position.