Mike is the founder and lead organizer for the New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity. His passion for pilgrimage as a way to bring people together was born out of his experience walking the Camino de Santiago in 2015. He completed his Master's Degree in Theological Studies in 2016 dedicating his thesis to using pilgrimage as a means to advance ecumenism. He is a life-long Roman Catholic, husband, father and grandfather who loves the game of golf and volunteers to help young people to develop life skills through golf.
Becky worked for nine years in a non-denominational college ministry during the 1980's and then joined her husband in pastoring a church in Seattle. While in Seattle she participated in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and began coursework in Spiritual Direction which she plans to complete some day. Over the past few years, she has been leading and participating pilgrimages to Chimayo and hopes to make it to Santiago de Compostela someday soon. Becky lives with her husband, sister, brother-in-law, parents and a friend in San Antonio and visits her kids whenever possible.
Stephanie is a certified spiritual director, life coach, and retreat leader. She is a graduate of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction, an associate faculty member of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and a graduate of their Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats program, and a certified Rapid Success Coach. Stephanie is a Quaker, a mother of two adultish kids who rock her world, and a nature nerd who loves being outdoors and learning all about what’s in our wild world.
Eugene is from the Espanola area and is an experienced Pilgrim.
Christin is a member of Covenant Presbyterian in Albuquerque, Office Administrator for the Presbytery of Santa Fe, and was a member of the Steering Committee in 2017 and 2018.
Rob is a Quaker seminary graduate, serving a number of Quaker organizations locally and internationally. He experiences life as pilgrimage, a journey of faith, with moments of sacred time (Kairos) and a New Mexico landscape full of sacred space (Chora). He’s walked many times up Tomé Hill, written about the spiritual history of Chimayo and visited other sacred spaces in New Mexico and beyond. Rob lives in Albuquerque and works as a systems engineer, likes hiking with his wife Joanne and watching his son’s basketball games at Eldorado High.