Pilgrimage: Wyoming

Pilgrimage: Wyoming included a spring semester half-unit course that introduced students to the historical and theological framework of pilgrimage and spiritual practices that are central to the Christian tradition. Participants examined their own beliefs and experiences alongside other team members and explored a variety of spiritual disciplines as a means to cultivate a life of meaning, purpose, and holistic well-being. The program culminated in a travel intensive to Cody, Wyoming following the spring semester exam period. The team of fourteen pilgrims stayed at the Thomas the Apostle Retreat Center (TAC) near the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains. 

The 2022 Pilgrimage included day hikes in the East Yellowstone Valley, and the 2023 Pilgrimage included two days in Yellowstone National Park. The 2022 and 2023 Pilgrimages were co-led by Craig Kocher, university chaplain, and Bryn Bagby Taylor, associate university chaplain.