Reverend Shirley VanDamme has been working as a Spiritual Counselor for over 40 years. Her life mission is to make connections between spirituality and everyday living. She has worked in health care, wellness groups, addiction counseling, education and community organizing. Reverend VanDamme has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has studied at the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon and The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkley, California.