Nathan Ball, once meeting with Henry Nouwen, served with him for more than ten years in the community of Jean Vanier «The Ark». Their friendship and Nouwen’s spiritual vision changed the life of Ball, who has held various leadership positions at The Ark. Ball was a founding member of the board of trustees of the Henry Nouwen Heritage Foundation and served on the board of directors of the Henry Nouwen Society for several years. Over the past twenty years, he has been actively involved in various aspects of fundraising. Ball now lives in St. Louis, Missouri.