Nathan Ball met and shared community life with Henri Nouwen in Jean Vanier’s L’Arche communities in France, and then Canada, for over ten years. Their friendship and Nouwen’s spiritual vision had a life-changing impact on Nathan, who has had various leadership roles within the L’Arche movement. Nathan was a founding trustee of the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust and was on the Board of Directors of the Henri Nouwen Society for several years. For the past 20 years, he has been heavily involved in various aspects of fundraising. He now lives in St. Louis, Missouri.