Nancy Edmundson is a Courage and Renewal Facilitator, prepared for formation facilitation with Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal in 2012. Nancy has participated in Circle of Trust work since 2008, and served as a religious professional as the Director of Administration for the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara for 10 years. She has consulted with numerous congregations in a leadership development capacity and facilitated lay leadership development retreats since 1991. In 2012 she was honored with the Distinguished Service award to the Pacific SouthWest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Nancy is mid-western born and raised with formal degrees in Biology and Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She successfully transplanted to Santa Barbara with her California-bred husband in 1984 where they practiced Physical Therapy and raised their family. Nancy has worked in community organizing for alternative education in the areas of charter and homeschooling in California, and has been instrumental in the development of an interfaith countywide Warming Center program for unsheltered homeless in Santa Barbara County, California.