During the early years of A Sacred Journey, pilgrims were invited to share their own journeys at home and abroad through the Pilgrim in Residence series. While A Sacred Journey no longer hosts the Pilgrim in Residence Series, you can still find the stories of past Pilgrims in Residence below. You’ll also find additional guest posts with pilgrims at home and abroad, interviews with seasoned guides, and posts from our two years of hosting liturgical guides.
Even though A Sacred Journey no longer takes unsolicited guests posts, I’d still love to hear your pilgrimage story! Contact me here. Looking for more great resources for your journey? Check out my resources page.
pilgrims at home
Meghan lives in Grand Rapids, MI, and is a doula, childbirth educator, teacher, wife, and mom. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Meghan shares about the journey of pregnancy and the birth of her first child.
Dan lives in Seattle, WA, with his family and helps people find their vocation through his work at TheMeaningMovement.com. In his Pilgrim in Residence series, Dan shares about the journey of finding work worth doing.
Abby Fraser is a writer living in Nashville, TN, and working in digital marketing by day. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Abby shares about the unexpected journey of an unraveling marriage, subsequent divorce, and picking up the pieces.
Noelle Juday is a wife, mother, writer, and small business owner living in Ohio. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Noelle shares about her journey from limited, fundamentalist beliefs to a deeper, more contemplative spirituality.
Kelsey Kopecky is a musician and yogi based in Nashville, TN. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Kelsey shares reflections from her journeys on the road.
Leigh Kramer is a writer, blogger, avid reader, and Enneagram fanatic based in Minnesota. In her Pilgrim in Residence Series, Leigh shares about her journey of living out her mission: engaging life with purpose.
Mallory Larsen lives in Ohio and is an author who can’t help but write. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Mallory shares about her journey after graduate school and finding meaning in the everyday moments.
Alva Leigh is a London transplant and one-half of the duo Lewis & Leigh. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Alva shares about her journey of moving to London and the new invitations it brings.
relocating to London with musician Alva Leigh
Lizzy Brady is a lover of meaning based in the Chicago area. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Lizzy shares about her summer spent leading college students in service throughout Europe and the formation she experienced along the way.
Mary DeJong DeJong lives in Seattle, WA, with her family, where she is an environmental advocate and theologian. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Mary shares about a pilgrimage she led to Iona and the many archetypal pilgrimage thresholds crossed along the way.
journeying with intention
Part 1: Preparation and Departure
Part 2: Arrival and the Trials Ahead
Part 3: Returning Home
David is a psychotherapist based in San Diego, CA. In his Pilgrim in Residence series, David shares about his journey walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Kayce Stevens Hughlett is life coach, spiritual director, guide, and author based in Seattle, WA. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Kayce shares about her experiences of intentional travel and how they’ve also transformed her life at home.
Pat Loughery is a spiritual formation teacher and IT professional in Seattle, WA. In his Pilgrim in Residence series, Pat shares about his journey with students to the holy Isle of Iona.
Ryan Moore is a therapist, spiritual director, and avid traveler based in San Francisco, CA. In his Pilgrim in Residence series, Ryan shares about his post-gradschool journey hiking the Wonderland Trail in Washington state.
Paul Quinlivan is a therapist, father, husband, and lover of nature. In his Pilgrim in Residence Series, Paul shares about his journey hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Patricia Turner is a seeker and amateur photographer from Maine. In her Pilgrim in Residence series, Patricia shares about her pilgrimage to Ireland and the UK to mark the threshold of turning 60.
JOHN VALTERS PAINTNER
John Valters Paintner is a pilgrimage guide and online abbott at AbbeyoftheArts.com. In his Pilgrim in Residence Series, John shares about his experience of pilgrimage and where it’s led him today.
other guest posts from pilgrims at home and abroad
A Change of Plans and a Change of Perspective: Why I’m Not Walking the Camino . . . Yet
I don’t Feel Prepared, and That’s Okay (Walking the Camino, Take 2)
How I Found Healing and Lost a Part of Myself on the Camino
CHRISTINE VALTERS PAINTNER
interviews with seasoned guides
BROTHER EMILE (TAIZE)
previous liturgical guides
HILARY ANN GOLDEN
Entering Advent: Journey Into Darkness
In the Bleak Midwinter: A Christmas Reflection
Where Starlight Leads: Entering Epiphany
Lent: Springtime in the Soul
Holy Week: Facing the Darkness
Eastertide: An Invitation to Celebrate Life
The Revelation of Pentecost: We Are Ablaze with God
Gifts of the Everyday: Sinking Into Ordinary Time