Rev. Vicki Vanderhorst

 

What’s keeping you from fully embracing every aspect of your life experience? Do you feel like you are moving two steps forward and one back?  Using our Divine Wisdom, we can access many tools for gracefully disentangling ourselves from the past and meeting the present with gratitude and joy.  

 

Vicki Vanderhorst first came to Unity in 1980 in Victoria, BC. She was inspired and supported by the Unity principles and after experiencing how they made a difference in her life, made a commitment to be part of the Unity movement in some way. She was an active member of Unity Victoria for about 20 years, serving in a variety of roles including Spiritual Leader. She became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2001. In 2009 Vicki moved to the Comox Valley and accepted the position as Spiritual Leader of Unity Comox Valley. She then entered the ministerial training program and was ordained in June 2015. Vicki is currently the chair of Unity Canada and still happily serves the Unity movement in a variety of ways.  She is committed to living the spiritual principles, being kind to herself when she falls short, and encouraging others to find ways to express their own unique divine expression.

Before finding Unity Vicki bused, drove, hitchhiked and flew around the world. Her experiences include volunteering at the first ever crisis center in New York City, living in a Theosophical ashram, and living for a year in a small village in Kenya as a health care provider.  After driving in a Land Rover across Africa to Nigeria (loads of adventures there!) she came to Canada and fell in love with the land, the sky, the ocean and the people.  She homesteaded on an island, opened a secondhand store and was instrumental in founding an alternative school. Being a Unity Minister has not diminished Vicki’s love for exploration and adventure. She has made four trips to India to live for months at a time, volunteering with the Tibetan Buddhist refugees, teaching English to Buddhist nuns and attending temple and teachings with HH the Dalai Lama. She started a nonprofit society to help impoverished Tibetan refugee children access education. She also travelled to Vietnam with U.S. and First Nations veterans as they sought healing and reconciliation with their war experiences.

 

 

 

 

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