Who We Are

Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation, Inc. is a non-profit, non-stock organisation registered in the Philippines. It is a community of pastoral counsellors, psychotherapists, CPE supervisors, teachers, spiritual care practitioners, clinical chaplains, police/military chaplains, grief counsellors, trauma counsellors and corporate chaplains. Read more…


Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation is a community of individuals who believe that in order to transform societies and communities, we empower the people.

We believe that we empower people by listening to them and by journeying with them through the recovery of their souls.

We believe in dialogue, not just in information exchange.

We believe in embracing interculturality and not just multi-culturality or cross-culturality.

We believe that transformation of organisations and communities begin with self-awareness and authentic relationships.


Our Vision

“To be Asia’s leading training institution and provider of holistic spiritual care, crisis management and relational leadership.”  Read more…

Be a Member


Why join a Practitioner Community?

As professional practitioners of pastoral and spiritual care, we need to have accountability with our trusted peers and colleagues, a safe community, and a place for consultation where each member can continue submitting himself/herself to group processing and developing courageous vulnerability.

Membership Dues

You may contact secretariat@vanderpolcenter.org about the annual membership dues.

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunity for Board Certification (being part of a practitioner community is requisite)
  • Avail 50% discount in the registration fees (training, seminars & workshops by Vanderpol Center)
  • Avail discounts for personal therapy sessions with Dr. Tootsie Escandor (exclusively for members)
  • Access to books in the Vanderpol Center Library
  • Use of clinic/office for counselling patients, conducting practitioner community activities, etc. (includes fees for use of facilities)

Members’ Quarterly Spiritual Care Gathering

The purpose of this gathering is to connect with all Vanderpol Center members on a regular basis. This also aims to nurture and provide spiritual care to all members.

The schedule of the gathering is every last Saturday of January, April, October, and during the annual retreat. The activities include centering rituals (e.g., songs, poetry, dance, etc.), life lessons shared by individual members, community singing, short talks, and refreshments (Coffee, Tea & We).


Reach Us

Antel Global
Corporate Center
J. Vargas, San Antonio,
Ortigas Center, Pasig,
1605 Metro Manila

(02) 719 4876


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