Nancy Van der Voort B.S.W.
Facilitator of Spiritual Companionship
Nancy is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Retired from a long and satisfying career in Human Resources Management, she has since focused on a variety of volunteer activities: Prescott Family Hospice, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA). She currently is a facilitator of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs including Death Cafés, Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice, and A Different Prime of Life: The Spirituality of Aging. Her spiritual path has given her exposure to many helpful experiences. Through the years, she has found meaningful participation in Ala-Non and has completed the Personal Coaching Certificate program at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, the Nine Gates Mystery School, the Ministry of Spiritual Peacemaking program directed by James Twyman, and she is a graduate of the Hesychia Spiritual Director training program, a multi-faith approach to spiritual guidance. While not a member of a religious tradition, she was raised Roman Catholic and has particularly appreciated the freedom to explore a variety of world religious practices (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Bahá’í Faith, Rastafarianism, Samaritanism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism). She considers herself to be on a life-long path of spiritual discovery and welcomes engaging with individuals and groups who are also seekers of the God of their understanding and of Truth within their own hearts and souls.