Between April 10-28, JPB Co-Founders, The Rev. Canon Nicholas Porter, Dorothy Porter and Stuart Kensinger, led two pilgrimages for members of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and the Order of St. John. These exciting trips explored the many different holy sites and breathtaking locations across the region, such as Jerusalem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. Pilgrims also had the opportunity to connect with the work of JPB and to meet several of our summer alumni and current in-school program participants. The experiences were powerful. One pilgrim wrote to Fr. Nicholas, "I cannot possibly thank you enough for the very special week with you and Dorothy in the Holy Land. It was perfect in every way and made so by your knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment to your faith and to peace in the region."
Pilgrims walk down to the Sea of Galilee from the Mount of Beatitudes