Nancy Bierman has been involved in a variety of community activities—including school, church, medical, and the arts—and assumed key leadership roles in many of them. However, her most enduring fulfillment and meaningful friendships have come from involvement in faith-based groups. In addition, she believes that while accomplishments may be admirable, what really matters is who you are–how you go about your daily life.
A lifelong Methodist and a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church for over 32 years, Nancy served as President of the United Methodist Women there. In addition, she is serving a third term on the Board of Trustees of Methodist Health System Foundation, is on the Board of Governors of the Dallas Symphony Association. and on the Executive Board of the Simmons School of Education at S.M.U. Nancy is on the Board of Directors of the Mary K. Craig Class, serving as Communications Chairman and Vice President, and attends Bible Study Fellowship each week.
As a proponent of lifetime learning, she enjoys programs of the Craig Class, the Pierian Club, Mentor Club and Bookbinders Club. Nancy Bierman is a Doctoral Candidate at S.M.U., now writing a thesis on “Place and Displacement: Identity and Home in Selected Works by Willa Cather and Eudora Welty”.
With a love of flowers and gardening, Nancy Bierman is a Certified Master Gardener for Dallas County and is an Accredited Flower Show Judge for National Garden Clubs, Inc. She has judged at the Philadelphia Flower Show as well as at the Junior Group of the Dallas Garden Club and the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club. As President of the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Nancy conceived and established a new project for the Arboretum: a literary symposium and book review series called “A Writer’s Garden Literary Luncheon” an event that has continued for twelve years. She is a member of the Designers & Diggers Garden Study Club and was President of the Junior League of Dallas Garden Club.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Nancy Bierman has lived in Dallas for about 35 years. She graduated from Miss. State University with a B.A. and received a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from S.M.U. Nancy has been married for 34 years to Mike Bierman, recently retired as President of Hunt Investments. Their daughter, Molly, a graduate of Duke University, has been with Google for eight years and lives in San Francisco, California.