Margaret Smith has led a varied life, following careers in travel, business and teaching before she entered the ministry in 1997. Currently she is serving the United Church in Keswick. Throughout her life, Margaret has loved the world of travel and has spent much of her life exploring the world. She has led a number of very successful tours and cruises and travelled extensively in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Orient and the South Pacific. Called by those who know her as the Singing Padre, we are sure that Margaret's love of travel and life will ensure a most memorable journey for all who join her.
Rev. Dr. Peeter Vanker was born in Estonia and lived in Sweden before immigrating to Canada. Ordained in 1967, he served parishes in Toronto and Montreal before retiring in Markham where he continues to minister to various communities. He and his wife, Carol, have travelled extensively throughout much of Europe including the Baltics (several visits), as well as Egypt, Turkey, South America and Antarctica. He has escorted a number of groups on our behalf, including Alaska, Israel and Costa Rica. They are looking forward to helping their fellow travellers enjoy many more delightful journeys.
Rev Stanley Walker and his wife Barbara have traveled to many parts of the world including Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and the United Kingdom They have also led tours to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Ireland, Israel, the Mediterranean, Russia and Scandinavia. After 43 years of pastoral ministry, Stan retired and is now involved in Interim Church Ministries. Stan and Barbara are always looking forward to sharing a new and exciting journey with you.
Reverend William Derby, rector of the Church of St. Edward the Martyr in New York City will be escorting this special journey. William is an avid world traveller and while his first love is for the lands surrounding the Mediterranean, he has escorted journeys to destinations around the world, including to the Orient, South Pacific, South America, and Italy. His keen interest in the history and culture of the Mediterranean and the lands of the Bible is sure to add to your enjoyment on this fascinating journey.
Janet retired after 35 years in the teaching profession. According to Janet, being a tour guide is the perfect retirement activity! It combines her passion for travel and love of new experiences and cultures with the enjoyment of sharing all of this with passengers from all across Canada. She has done extensive personal travelling and has also lead successful trips on our behalf to many parts of the world. This includes Myanmar, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, Egypt, Tunisia, Madagascar, South America as well as many parts of Europe. She is always looking forward to sharing a wonderful travel experience with Craig Travellers!