Meet Susan and John Skillen



John Skillen, beginning in 1998 founded and was the director of Gordon College's arts-oriented semester in Orvieto for its first ten years. He now directs the Studio for Art, Faith and History and serves in Gordon's Global Education Department. Over the past 30 years he has led many groups to Italy, England and other parts of Europe as well as directing conferences and seminars in theology and the arts in Italy. 

Susan Skillen is Canon for Spiritual Formation for the Anglican Diocese in New England (ADNE). She began bringing pilgrimage groups to Italy in 2000 and has since led over 20 pilgrimages. She completed training in spiritual direction through the Shalem Institute in 1996 and now trains spiritual directors for the ADNE. During the seven years the Skillens lived in Orvieto, Susan founded and was priest-in-charge of the Church of the Resurrection, the only English speaking church in the city. 

Susan and John have four grown daughters. 

Meet Adele and Doug Calhoun



Adele and Doug are Pastors of Spiritual Formation at High Rock Church, Arlington, Massachusetts. They have led many mission and pilgrimage groups in many parts of the world and are trained spiritual directors.  Adele is author of Handbook of Spiritual Disciplines: Practices that Transform Us (Expanded and Revised, IVP 2015), Invitations from God (IVP 2011), and True You: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice (IVP 2015). Adele and Doug have a grown son and daughter.