Alice Dorrance became a trustee in 2002. As vice president, she serves on the executive committee, with primary responsibility for both the newsletter Explorations and the semi-annual fund appeal. Her association with Listening Hearts began when she attended a “Grounded in God” vestry retreat for Immanuel Church of Glencoe, Maryland, where she was senior warden. The impact of that program on her personally and on the work of the vestry led her to register for the intensive Training Week for Trainers. Since that time, she has organized and continues to facilitate a Listening Hearts group that meets regularly at the Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she currently lives.
A graduate of Harcum College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Alice taught at The Friends School in Haverford until moving on to devote her time to raising a family. Alice’s husband, Chris, recently retired as headmaster of the Spartanburg Day School. They have two married children and four grandchildren. Along with her church-related activities, Alice’s interests include Bible study, gardening, the natural world, hiking in protected lands, tennis, yoga, and introducing others to labyrinth walking. Her generous financial support of the organization has allowed Listening Hearts to enhance its professional staff.