Nancy van Alphen had a series of spontaneous spiritual experiences that she details in her book “Caught Between Heaven and Earth.” Her interactions with angels, Jesus and God transformed her from agnostic to believer, as well as full-time activist in humanity’s spiritual evolution. Nancy is a volunteer with the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and facilitates IANDS groups in South New Jersey and Philadelphia. She is also the founder and co-host of the IANDS Visiting Authors Online Book Club. She has also worked as a volunteer in hospice, and for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Her professional life has encompassed a long and varied career in marketing and journalism. She holds a degree in journalism and anthropology from Oberlin College.