The Rev Thom Davies is a retired United Church minister who has served a variety of churches in urban and rural Ontario. Between 2000 and 2013 he served Wesley Urban Ministries working primarily with those who were homeless. In 2011 he visited Israel and Palestine, representing the United Church and returned there for three months with the World Council of Church’s Ecumenical Accompaniment Program. This background will add to the understanding of the Palestinian situation for those able to join him on this unique journey.
Joan and her husband Roger have travelled many parts of the Caribbean as well as Asia and Europe. A graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture has certainly led the way to the family farm in Innisfil. Their experience in working for the Red Cross has introduced them to many lands and cultures. They look forward to sharing and exchanging stories with you.
Robert Craig is of the third generation of the Craig family to pursue the love of travel. Since joining Craig Travel in 2006 he has travelled by rail, cruise ship, coach and car through and around three continents, exploring the fjords of Norway, the Alps of Switzerland, the islands of the Caribbean, the wilds of South America, the mystic rivers of Asia, and the wilderness of Canada. Among his favourites were the slopes above Interlaken and the inland waterways of Norway. He is looking forward to sharing travel adventures with you.
Donna Rombough retired from Craig Travel several years ago. Having spent her entire career in various management positions within the travel industry, Donna has travel in her blood. She has also lead groups of travellers on countless tours and cruises to many parts of the world and delights in sharing new experiences and cultures with her travellers. Donna invites you to come along and discover the delights of this adventure!
Ross and Lucy have travelled extensively through six continents, including some time living abroad. Leading an active life helps keep them in shape for the trips they do each year. They are lucky to live in Muskoka, one of North America's premier summer vacation spots. Clean water, delightful scenery and enchanting history is kept alive today in wooden boats and cottage verandahs. Lucy is a retired educator and Ross worked for an international consultancy. One of travel's greatest appeals for them is experiencing culture and how it varies from place to place. One of the aspects they truly appreciate about Craig Travel is the friendships made while 'on the road' that continue from adventure to adventure. Now that they are entering their 10th year of leading tours and cruises, the groups they lead around the world normally include some of these friends. They both enjoy the fun of learning and visiting new places and meeting new faces. They are excited by undertaking itineraries to exotic and new destinations while sharing Craig's world with new and old friends alike. They look forward to sharing each journey with all those who join them!
Bishop Peddle was ordained in 1987 and has served in the Parish of Lake Melville, the Parish of Arnold's Cove, the Parish of the Ascension and the Parish of the Good Shepherd, both located in Mount Pearl. He has also served as Diocesan Executive Officer for the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador and as Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s College. He became Diocesan Bishop in 2014. He is the author of various academic articles and two books: “From Mount Pearl to Mount Sinai“ and “The Atonement of Jack Fowler”. He has travelled widely in North America, Europe, Israel and India and is looking forward to sharing this journey with all those who join him!
Archdeacon Sam & Mrs. Jill Rose are honoured to be leading this historic pilgrimage to northern France and Belgium. Sam is an Anglican Priest and the Executive Officer of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a graduate of Memorial University and Queen’s College. Jill is a Special Education teacher and holds four degrees from Memorial University (B.Arts (Hons), M.Arts, B.Ed. & B.Spec.Ed). They have two young children and enjoy travelling as a family. They look forward to sharing this pilgrimage with you.
Originally from Waterloo, Sandy has had an interesting career as an account executive with the Waterloo Regional Record and as a humour columnist for an over 40 women’s magazine that gives her an opportunity to share her joy of life. After raising her three children in Wellesley where she was involved in starting a theatre group, she has now moved back to Waterloo to indulge her affinity with water at cottage in Grand Bend. A passion for travel has taken her across Canada, America, Europe and most of the Caribbean. Driving across Ireland with her daughter was one of her favourite trips - but nothing can beat staying in a family owned hotel on the Amalfi coast. Life offers so many adventures and there isn't a destination that she has been to that hasn't delighted and added to her knowledge. She looks forward to travelling with you on this exciting journey.
We are pleased to have Rev. Heather and Peter Scott escort this exciting journey. Peter is a retired Executive Secretary of London Conference of The United Church of Canada and Heather is currently serving in a team ministry in a rural United Church pastoral charge near Chatham, Ontario. Heather and Peter have escorted Craig tours to Oberammergau and central Europe, Ireland and Israel. They have cruised to Alaska, participated in Habitat for Humanity builds in Paraguay, Tajikistan, New Zealand and Hawaii and are looking forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you!
Dr. Shelley Tidy is a hospital chaplain and recently retired as a Pastoral Care Associate. She is currently working part-time as chaplain at Toronto East General Hospital. Early in life she caught the travel bug with a family motor trip through Italy and France en route to Switzerland. With her husband Ashley she has made transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary II including voyages to Norway, around the British Isles and down the east coast from Quebec to New York. Land journeys have taken her around the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Holy Land, Canada and the New England States, and Bermuda her country of birth. At the church she has enjoyed organizing annual day trips for parishioners to Stratford, St. Jacobs, and down the Grand River.