Who Are We?

The Henri Nouwen Society is a not-for-profit organization.

Established in 1998 in the USA and in 2002 in Canada, the Henri Nouwen Society maintains offices in Toronto, Canada and St. Louis, Missouri. The Society works in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, which holds the copyright to all Nouwen works. 

Our Purpose

We share Henri Nouwen's spiritual vision so that people can be transformed through experiencing themselves as God's Beloved.

The Henri Nouwen Society is committed to introducing Henri Nouwen to a new generation of spiritually hungry readers and seekers through creative programs, partnerships and initiatives.

Our Core Values

Love, Spirituality, Creativity, Community, Stewardship & Integrity

Love

We believe that all people are deeply loved by God and reflect this truth in our interactions. We treat others with compassion and kindness, respecting and valuing each one.

Spirituality

Our spirituality is both rooted in Christ and open to all people, recognizing that spirituality can be authentically lived in diverse ways.

Creativity

We embrace beauty, imagination, and inspiration in all we do, valuing them as creative expressions of faith.

Community

We bring people together in fellowship, inclusion, and acceptance. We work in a spirit of hospitality and partnership with other individuals and organizations to achieve our goals and create the greatest possible impact.

Stewardship

As stewards of Henri Nouwen’s priceless legacy, we are grateful for everything we receive and carefully manage the resources entrusted to us. We are mindful of our role in caring for the resources of our community and the earth.

Integrity

Striving for excellence, we are committed to working in an honest, ethical, and fair manner. We speak up, listen, and keep our word.

The Life of Henri Nouwen

Our Team

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Karen Pascal
Executive Director

William Finlay
Outreach & Development Manager

Liz Leake, ABC
Resource Development Manager

Sally Keefe-Cohen
Literary Manager

Our Board

Sean Mulrooney
Chair
Professor of Philosophy,
St. Augustine’s Seminary & Regis College,
Toronto, ON

Deborah Deacon
Secretary
Communications Specialist,
Canadian Mental Health Association,
Toronto, ON

Raymond Glennon Treasurer
Project Management Professional,
Columbia, MD

Marla Konrad  Member
Executive & Leadership Coach, Consultant, Trainer, Marla Konrad Coaching & Consulting,
Toronto, ON

Chris Pritchett Member
Pastor,
Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church,
Salt Lake City, UT

Marjorie Thompson Member
Author, Teacher, Retreat Leader &
Presbyterian Minister,
Nashville, TN

Henry Freeman Member
CEO, H. Freeman Associates,
Fundraising Consultant
Richmond, IN

Expanding Our Impact

With support from generous donors in 2020, the Henri Nouwen Society expanded its work of sharing and nurturing Henri’s spiritual legacy and vision. Download the latest Annual Report to see the highlights.

Help share Nouwen’s spiritual vision

When you give to the Henri Nouwen Society, you join us in offering inspiration, comfort, and hope to people around the world. Thank you for your generosity and partnership!

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