The bylaws of ATS and COA state that the Audit Committee members shall be persons knowledgeable about financial matters, a majority of whom shall be independent. The Audit Committee shall make recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of the Association’s auditors, shall oversee the auditor’s activities, shall set rules and processes for addressing complaints concerning accounting and internal control problems, and shall assume such other responsibilities as may be appropriate for an Audit Committee.

Other members of the audit committee are Jacqueline Ballou, Vice President Finance and Operations, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA; Karen Getz, Dean of Administration/Director of Accounting, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA; Todd Lajiness, Rector-President, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI; and Heather Zdancewicz, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Austin Presbyterian Seminary, Austin, TX.

Dr. Dancy received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1987), and a Master of Divinity (2001) and Doctor of Ministry (2010) from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC. She has served as Hood’s Chief Fiscal Officer and Director of Human Resources since 2005. Prior to that, she was an Administrative Assistant from 2001 to 2005.

Dr. Dancy is a Ordained Baptist Minister and served as Pastor of New Life in Christ Ministry (Salisbury, NC) from 2006 to 2010 and as Associate Minister of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC, from 2011 to 2016.

An active civic leader in the community, Dr. Dancy is a member of Women for Community Justice (Salisbury, NC), a Commissioner of T.H.H.E. (Truth Healing Hope Equity) in Salisbury, NC, and a member of the Salisbury Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.

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