My name is Nancy Jo Mattison. I am the youngest of 5 children. I grew up in a Christian home on a farm in a small rural town called Plummer in northern Minnesota (population 300, counting cats & dogs!) I married my high school sweetheart, Karl Mattison, in 1987! We have 2 amazing boys – Taylor (1994) and Levi (1996). We have a cabin on Smith Mountain Lake, which is a true blessing and source of wonderful family memories. I was a secretary for the U.S. Government for 7 years and then a stay at home Mom for 10 years! It was an answer to prayer the day Pastor Mark asked me if I wanted to become Mountain View’s first official secretary! I’ve been working here part-time since 2004. I have a heart for Grief Ministry as a result of several very close personal losses in my life. Mountain View has been such a blessing to our family. When they were young, my boys called it the “fun church.”
Family is extremely important to me! Despite having lived in Virginia since 1987, I still call Minnesota my home! I’m told my accent is a dead giveaway! Some things people probably wouldn’t know about me are: I grew up a little farm girl. I helped my parents on the farm by driving the John Deere tractor, crimping hay, picking rocks, etc. I played basketball in high school and was a football cheerleader. I was Valedictorian of my senior class (even though it was a very small class of only 19 students!), and I was the reigning “Miss Plummer” from 1984 – 1986!!