Darren S. Herring joined the Faith Journeys’ team in November of 2016. He brings a wealth of tour and pilgrimage experience from his time working in the concert tour industry and from positions within the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States. He has lived and worked throughout Europe as a musician, including posts at St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York Minster and the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mary, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is very well versed in Anglican traditions, and has also held positions in Roman Catholic and Methodist churches.
Darren holds a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology. He is a published composer, and choral conductor and a well sought after clinician and judge. He has traveled extensively throughout the United Stated, Europe and Africa and believes, strongly, in the words of St. Augustin, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
This trip to the Holy Land and Jordan was a once in a lifetime event. It was very emotional and spiritually moving to be in the land where our Lord lived, died and rose for the sins of each person in the world. In Jordan, we actually followed part of the exodus of Moses. Since returning, every time I hear or read the Scriptures my mind is filled with actual images of real places. I simply cannot look at the Bible in the same way ever again. It was the trip of a lifetime that we will never forget and will be able to look back on for the rest of our lives. It was well worth the cost which my people thought was very reasonable and affordable.
John Wiscombe, President
Nicole Hintersatz, Director of Business Operations
Bettina Galleppi, Senior Project Manager
Ondrej Bachor, Operations Manager
Isabelle Kellerhals, Chief Financial Officer
Véronique Perrault-Bauer, Senior Project Manager
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.
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.
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