Mother Farley is a child of the Church of the Ascension. Her father, Robert Clark Stone, was the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Frankfort office. He was a Vestry member and Warden. She was confirmed by Bishop Moody in front of the Ascension altar.
The family moved to Richmond, KY, in 1966, where she received her first horse and so began a lifelong love of riding. She broke her first horse at age twelve. She graduated from Model Lab School and went to UK in the Honors Program. During college she returned to Ascension as Youth Director and Sunday School Coordinator.
After graduation, Nancy married Marshall Farley. She completed a Masters in History at EKU in 1981. Marshall became an Air Traffic Controller. They were stationed in Memphis, Ft. Myers, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL. They left Florida in 1992 for New York City, where she graduated from The General Theological Seminary (GTS) in 1994. Marshall committed suicide in 1998, leaving her with daughters Autumn and Anne. She is blessed with two grandchildren, Cameron and Savannah.
Mother Nancy served as an assistant priest at St. Andrew's and St. Mary's in Tampa, and as Rector of St. Elizabeth's in Zephyrhills, FL. She later returned home to become Rector at Trinity in Georgetown, retiring in 2005. Late in 2014, Mother Nancy returned to Ascension as a part-time Assisting Priest; her primary duties here are preaching, administration of the sacraments, spiritual direction, and pastoral care.