Welcome to Faith Journeys

The Most Trusted Provider of Inspirational Religious Travel Experiences

Without a doubt, Faith Journeys is the most trusted name in both Catholic Pilgrimage and Protestant Tour group travel. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in religious travel, and our passion is delivering inspirational journeys that powerfully enrich your faith through spiritual experiences and the strengthening of your church community.

With offices around the world, we’re able to provide the highest quality product and service for our travelers, offering a variety of competitively-priced packages. Perfect for both first-time and experienced travelers, our programs take you to spiritual and historical sites throughout Europe, the UK, and the Middle East. Whether it be tracing the life of Jesus and the apostles through the Holy Land, attending mass at the Vatican, or celebrating Martin Luther’s Reformation in Germany, Faith Journeys can help fulfill your passion for travel, fellowship, purpose, adventure, and spiritual understanding.

Our Mission

  • Faith Journeys strives to deliver a personalized, spiritual journey to believers, designed to enrich their faith by bringing the Bible to life through walking in the footsteps of the early founders and pioneers of faith.

 

Meet the Faith Journeys Team

 


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John Wiscombe,

President
A highly-respected veteran of more than 35 years in the travel industry, Wiscombe leads the Faith Journeys team. He has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. A lifelong musician, Wiscombe is an accomplished pianist, cellist, trumpet player, organist and choir director. He is fluent in English, French and German. Wiscombe is also President of Music Celebrations International, which he founded in 1993, and serves on the boards of Copper Star Bank, European Cultural Initiative for the Young Generation, Ballet Arizona, Diversified Events, Catholic Choir Tours and Faith Journeys.

Kevin CashKevin Cash, National Sales Director

Kevin Cash feels privileged to be on the Faith Journeys team, in a role that combines his love of history and the historical events that have shaped our world, as well as his past career as an accomplished leader in sales management. Kevin enjoys sharing the historical significance of various religious events that have created many of the dynamics we experience in our world today. This, coupled with a career building high performing sales teams with national firms and as a business owner, along with a focus on developing long-standing client relationships, brought Kevin to this synergistic combination as National Sales Director for Faith Journeys. He understands the important of meeting client expectations and fulfilling their goals in partnering with Faith Journeys for a customized, memorable travel experience from the novice to the most experienced traveler.

MiroslavBauerMiroslav Bauer, Managing Director, Europe

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Bauer manages Faith Journeys European operations and strategic acquisitions. Upon completion of his degree in business management, Bauer joined Kuoni Destination Management and served 14 years in various executive management capacities, including Vice President, during which he oversaw all Kuoni European Destination Management offices, the U.S. sales office and the event departments in Switzerland and England. Bauer is also CEO of Q Events & Destination Management AG, a position he assumed in November 2009. Q Events is a subsidiary of Hotelplan, the second largest travel company in Switzerland, and Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer.

Timothy.Mullner2015Timothy Mullner, Director of Program Development

Dr. Timothy Mullner, D. Min. is passionate about adult faith formation and joins the Faith Journeys team with pilgrimage experience to Israel and Europe. As an educator, Timothy has presented throughout the US, Canada, Israel, Italy, UK, and Guam. His work with priests and deacons includes Priest Convocations, Diaconate Formation, and retreats for the National Federation of Priests Councils (NFPC). Timothy holds a Masters in Ministry from Seattle University, and a Doctorate in Applied Ministries/Ecumenical Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation, IN. With doctoral residencies at the Centro Pro Unione, Rome and Oxford University, UK, Timothy is committed to vibrant parish life that deepens personal faith, supports lifelong faith formation, and develops Christian stewards. He is a contributing author to Continuing the Journey: Celebrating 40 Years of Vatican II. Timothy’s office is in Renton, WA.

Christina Wheeler NEWChristina Wheeler, Program Manager

A career that combines a love of international travel with a passion for her faith is a blessing for Christina Wheeler. Her career spans several industries including two major airlines. An active member of her parish, she has served lector, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, and facilitator of bible studies and RCIA classes. Other interests include family time, gardening, exercise, reading, and excursions to explore the people, food, smells, sounds and colors that make up the wonders of God’s great world; whether they be in the next town or around the world.

John BoydJohn Boyd, Account Manager

John is a father of 5 and has lived in Phoenix for the past 52 years. He graduated in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and has a Masters in Educational Counseling from Northern Arizona University. He is a retired Phoenix Police Officer and has been employed as a high school teacher, Director of Safety/Security for a small private university & a flight attendant. John loves traveling, working with people, building relationships, faith sharing and travel. John is very active and enjoys triathlons, hiking, playing golf and going to all the sports activities his three granddaughter can invite him to.

TaylorTaylor Wiscombe, Production and Operations Manager

Taylor is currently the head of our Production and Operations Departments as well as a leader for our sister company, Music Celebrations International.

JMcGinnityJulianna McGinnity, Account Executive

Where adventure meets faith, you’ll find Julianna McGinnity. She is an Arizona native who became a world traveler after completing her B.A. at Arizona State University, jetting off on her own to seek adventure by teaching English in South Korea for 3 years. Her experience with a foreign culture left her hungry for more travel, and she moved to Turkey for 2 years after her time in Korea was complete. She has made some amazing memories, including climbing the Great Wall, sampling cuisine from one of the many street carts lining Bangkok, attending the opera in Vienna. Her most meaningful experiences of travel have been through visiting historical sites that are significant to her spirituality and have deepened her faith-particularly, wandering the ancient ruins of Ephesus, listening to beautiful choir voices fill the vast halls of the Notre Dame, and exploring the island of Malta where St. Paul became shipwrecked. While in the process of completing an M.A. from the University of Illinois, she has joined the Faith Journey’s team and is excited to help others along their own spiritual journey through travel. It is her personal belief that travel is one thing in life that is never, ever regretted.

McCann EileenSister Eileen McCann, Pilgrimage Consultant

Sister Eileen McCann currently serves on her Province’s leadership team. Prior to assuming this position in August, 2013, she served as the Bishop’s Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In this capacity, Sister Eileen was responsible for overseeing the United States involvement in WYD ’05 (Cologne), WYD ’08 (Sydney) and WYD ’11 (Madrid). She was responsible for US preparations for WYD ’13 (Rio) until January, 2013. Sister Eileen presented a paper on the impact of WYD in the US at the WYD preparatory meeting sponsored by the Vatican Pontifical Council for the Laity in March, 2009. In addition she has served as a Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry on the parish and diocesan levels. As diocesan director she was responsible for organizing the diocesan pilgrimages to WYD ’93 (Denver), WYD ’97 (Paris), WYD ’00 (Rome), and WYD ’02 (Toronto). Sister Eileen has presented workshops both nationally and internationally. She is the 2008 recipient of the National Catholic Youth Ministry Award.

MFaughtMichele Faught, Program Consultant

Michele Faught is excited to join the Faith Journeys family as a Program Consultant. She has a varied background, which most recently included working as the Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. In that role she traveled extensively and had experience planning retreats, conferences, rallies and World Youth Day, Madrid, Spain in 2011. She holds two Bachelors of Art degrees in Mass Media Communication and Theatre Studies from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio which gave her experience working in the television industry, sales and marketing as well as in recruiting for a University in Kentucky. Michele loves working with people and building relationships, faith sharing and travel. She resides in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and three daughters.

CCervenyDr. Caroline Cerveny, Pilgrimage Consultant

Dr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D.Min., believes in travel as a way to deepen our understanding of the foundations of our Christian/Catholic faith. As a world-wide traveler herself and experienced leader of faith-based journeys to Israel, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, and Italy, Sister Caroline knows firsthand how to help individuals and groups move from being tourists to pilgrims. Nationally and internationally recognized peritius in faith-based education using social media and technology, Dr. Cerveny has offered workshops and training all over the United States, including Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Besides consulting with a number of Catholic Dioceses on how to incorporate faith-based education using the new technology and social media in working with our youth, Caroline has published in Catechist Magazine, Liturgical Catechesis, Momentum, Today’s Parish, and the NCCL Newsletter. Dr. Cerveny received a Master’s in Religious Studies from St. Mary’s college in Winona, MN and a Doctorate in Parish Revitalization from Chicago’s McCormick Seminary. Our pilgrimage story can be told through the means of new media!

KerryYoungKerry H. Young, Executive Assistant to the President

Kerry Young works closely with the President of the company as an executive assistant and advisor. After her tenure at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she graduated in Business Management, Marketing, and Spanish, which assists her in organizing group travel and managing the daily affairs of Faith Journeys. Kerry has built a solid career in the travel industry for the past 8 years, and is a qualified traveler herself with experience in many popular destinations overseas.

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Staff - Europe

Miroslav Bauer, C.E.O.
Isabelle Kellerhals, Head of Accounting & Human Resources
Michelle Kunz, Head of Incentives & Events
Daniela Bruderer, Project Manager
Bettina Galeppi, Senior Project Manager
Véronique Perrault-Bauer, Senior Project Manager
Valeria Bella, Project Manager
Nadia Arnet, Project Manager

 
JOHN WISCOMBE
President
 
KEVIN CASH
National Sales Director
 
TAYLOR WISCOMBE
Director of Operations
 
TIMOTHY MULLNER
Director of Program Development
 
KERRY H. YOUNG
Executive Assistant to the President
 
ANGIE CONRAD
Accounting Supervisor
 
GREGG CLAWSON
Director of Marketing Development
 
SAMANTHA DIAZ
Operations Specialist
 
JOHN BOYD
Account Manager
 
Darren Herring
Account Manager
 
CHRISTINA WHEELER
Program Manager
 
DR. CAROLINE CERVENY
Pilgrimage Consultant
 
BRENDA FARIAS
Marketing Assistant
 
ELIZABETH LOPEZ
Account Manager
 
LISA MAXWELL
Airline Specialist
 
SHEILA PULVER
Airline Specialist
 
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A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a rare and privileged event. Every person of faith should make such a trip a priority in one's life. However, great care is needed to make sure the experience reflects the intent of the traveler. Without careful planning, advanced preparation and attention to details while in the Holy Land, the pilgrimage can fall short of expectations. Faith Journey's is a trusted, experienced partner who can make sure your journey is a critical step towards a deeper communion with Our Savior and his people.
Deacon Bill Garrett, Archdiocese of Atlanta and President Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School