Reverend Nannette E. Banks has engaged in ministry and learning across a myriad of contexts around the world including Turkey, Jerusalem, Cairo, London and Barranquilla. She participated with the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute and the World Council of Churches 10th assembly in Seoul and Busan South Korea around the theme "God of Life, lead us to Justice and Peace. She is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ and is a member of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois.
Additionally, she was a panelist for the Childfree: Conversations about Choice, Circumstance and Ambivalence forum in conjunction with the Jane Adams Hull House. As a poet, Nannette has worked extensively with the Neighborhood Writing Alliance as a group facilitator in Canada, New York, Minnesota and Chicago. Her voice has been heard in print, on the radio, on stages and behind pulpits throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Currently, Nannette is the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at McCormick Theological Seminary. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, she holds degrees as a Master in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Aurora University