Patricio Chacon is a member of the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Albuquerque, NM. He grew up in a town named Capulin, which is about 30 miles west of Abiquiu. Patricio is a full time student at the University of New Mexico as a Philosophy and Religious Studies major. He first participated in the Pilgrimage for Unity in 2018. He also participates in the Pilgrimage for Vocations; a 100 mile trek beginning from various locations throughout the Northern half of New Mexico. Patricio enjoys music, camping and spending time outdoors. But, even more so, he enjoys spending time with his brothers in community, family, friends, and his dog Sol!
Eugene was raised in a small town here in NM called Gallina, and currently lives in Española. Born and raised Catholic and belongs to the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle in Abiquiu, NM. He is looking forward to meeting and creating new relationships with all pilgrims. He learned about this pilgrimage from the founder, Mike Pitchford, whom he met while doing the Pilgrimage for Vocations.
Kay E Huggins
Kay Huggins is a retired Presbyterian Pastor and has been engaged with NM Pilgrimage for Unity since its earliest days. It was a Thesis Project presented by Mike Pitchford in satisfaction of the degree requirements for a Master of Theological Studies, through the New Mexico branch of Saint Norbert College, WI. Kay walked the pilgrimage, in 2017 and 2018, and looks forward to a third year – assisting the Steering Committee in their work. Kay’s gifts in ministry are teaching and preaching…and, after 40 years of serving local congregation, organizing for ministry. She looks forward to meeting, walking and praying with the pilgrims and support staff that will come together in 2019.
LangHa came from a long family tradition of Buddhism, and was baptized at age 5 along with her parents and two older siblings in South Vietnam in the heat of the Vietnam war. She came to the US in 1989, via France, where her family were political refugees since 1975. She has been Roman Catholic Church for most of her life. In her quest to find the right spiritual home, she became an oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, and is affiliated with the Monastery of Perpetual Adoration of Clyde, MO. She is a student in icon writing, and has been studying with Father Abbott Damian, from Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Northern CA, a Greek Ukrainian Catholic Monastery of the Eastern Catholic rite. She retired from 26 years of medicine practice and eagerly anticipates this pilgrimage and meeting fellow pilgrims.
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.