Nancy Major Named Executive Director of Dove's Nest

Nancy Major Named Executive Director of Dove's Nest

Dove’s Nest’s board of directors has named Nancy Major to the role of executive director.

“After a careful and thoughtful search process, we are pleased to have Nancy Major join the Dove’s Nest team and believe she is bringing gifts that are needed at this particular time,” said Nancy Kauffmann, Dove’s Nest’s interim executive director and cofounder. “We are excited about the possibilities this new relationship will bring to the work at Dove’s Nest.”

Dove’s Nest’s mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. The executive director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for helping Dove’s Nest pursue its mission. Former Dove’s Next executive director Anna Groff completed her six-year tenure in August 2021.

“I’m humbled and honored to serve as the new executive director of Dove’s Nest,” says Major. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the members of the board of directors, along with incredible volunteers and passionate supporters, Dove’s Nest is well-positioned to expand and grow its mission impact. We are embarking on a new chapter to bring even greater awareness surrounding child abuse and neglect and how it is impacting every aspect of our faith-based communities today. I believe that God’s abundant grace and blessing is on this mission and, together, WE can do so much more!”

Major earned a master of business administration and bachelor of business administration and communications from Columbia State University. She has extensive experience in executive roles in both nonprofit and corporate organizations, including being managing director of Blessings in a Backpack of Waukesha County and president and CEO of Safe Babies Healthy Families. She lives in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, with her husband, Jesse Bentley, and their two dogs: Lulu and JillyBean. They have three grown daughters and six grandchildren between them, as well as six “fur-babies.” She will work from her home office in Wisconsin.