It is the story of her family dealing with the addiction of their son, Andrew. Her heart was broken during that struggle and by the lack of help for the families of addicts at the time. She understands firsthand what they go through, so God asked her to write this story.
Andrew is now leading a ministry in Columbus called “Take the City” that is bringing unity to the believers in Christ, so that many more people can understand the saving and healing power of God.
Nancy was born in North Carolina to a hardworking middle class couple that provided a good home and she was led to faith in Christ at a young age. She was given Biblical training her entire youth. She was educated in the public schools and was afforded art and music lessons as well. Her family had a chance to travel to some great places, which exposed her to lovely new places and people which is something she enjoys to this day.
She graduated from the University of NC in Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science in housing and management. Her profession is Interior Design and she has been working in that field almost 40 years. Her most famous client was Evander Holyfield. She helped him with his restaurant and music production office. Her other projects have included: churches, hotels, hospitals and many residential renovations and decorations.
She is married to Louis Chalmers and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her family is very important to her and gives her great joy. Many times if her work required her to miss too much of the family time, she would choose to work in her own business. This gave her more control over her time with family. Her business of the last 8 years is called Niche by design, in Kennesaw, Ga.
Nancy has served her church and community over the years in many small ways: Bible study leader; Sunday school teacher; choir member at church and in community; Must Ministries committee to raise money for their homeless shelter; and Special Olympic food service through Kiwanis. Over the last 5 years, her service has reached to the children of Haiti. Her husband launched a nonprofit to provide for some orphans after the terrible earthquake of 2010 ravaged the country. So now, most of her service outside of church is towards these children.