cover sheet 2023One of the joys of my ministry is leading educational trips, enhancing the adult formation for Presbyterians in my region.  I’ve led many trips to the Holy Land, Journeys of Paul through Greece and Turkey, Presbyterian Heritage in Scotland/Ireland, Austria/Italy/Germany Oberammergau Tour, and others.  We went to the Holy Land in January of 2020 right before the pandemic hit.  We are now headed back, beginning January 10, 2023.  You do not have to be Presbyterian to go!


Upcoming Trip


Holy Land 2023 – Journey With Jesus with Dr. Matt Meinke

11 days  |  January 10-20, 2023  |  Israel/Palestine
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Join me on this 11-Day journey where you will visit all the major sites in Israel/Palestine, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more, January 2023.

If you have not been to the Holy Land, prayed on the Sea of Galilee, swum in the Dead Sea, or walked the Via Dolorosa up the road to Calvary, consider this pilgrimage of a lifetime.  After my first trip to the Holy Land, it was like the scriptures opened up to me in a new way – like the difference between black & white TV and High-Definition Color. It has changed the way I see those Old Testament stories and brought the Gospel to LIFE.  It will change how you encounter scripture.  I can promise you that.

Consider giving yourself the gifts of walking in Jesus’ steps. Your spiritual walk will never be the same.

Enhance Your Journey with an optional extension:

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea

Nile Cruise Extension 


Register now using the red button below! Be sure to register for the JANUARY 10, 2023 trip and use my Tour Host ID: 41181.




Past Trips


Holy Land Classic 2020 with Dr. Matt Meinke

10 days | Israel/Palestine

The trip on January 7-16, 2020 was a 10-Day journey visiting all the major sites in0001 Israel/Palestine, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem.  It included pilgrims from the churches in Ottawa, Sandusky, Antwerp, and Port Clinton.

Optional extensions included:

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea, Cairo & the Route of the Exodus, Nile Cruise Extension, Judea & Samaria Extension, 3 Night Jerusalem Extended Stay. 



Journeys of Paul Mediterranean Cruise 2018 with Dr. Matt Meinke and Dr. Jaime Clarke-Soles

12 days | Greece, Italy & Turkey


In October 2018, joined by guest speaker Jaime Clark-Soles, we discovered the Journeys of Paul Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas.  We sailed roundtrip from Rome, Italy stopping in Sicily, Mykonos, Ephesus, Santorini, Athens & Corinth, Capri & Pompeii, and Ancient Rome.

For full details, click HERE.   To download my customized brochure as a PDF: click HERE.



In January 2017, I led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which included numerous biblical sites, from Bethlehem, to the Jordan River, to the Sea Galilee, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Masada and everything in between.

Trips offered approximately every two years: Oberammergau Passion Play, Austria/Italy/Germany in 2010, Holy Land 2012, Scotland/Ireland 2014, Holy Land in January 2017, Journeys of Paul Cruise (Italy/Greece/Turkey) in October 2018, Holy Land in January 2020.


Preparational Material used for Israel 2023

2023 Holy Land Hymnal for DROPBOX – This is a link to Dropbox.  (Download Dropbox app to your digital device.  Link folder.  Be sure to select for the folder “Make Available Offline”, if you have Plus.  If you do not, you will need to select each file to make it “available offine” on your device)

2023 Holy Land Hymnal for GOOGLE DRIVE – This is a link to a Google Drive folder.  (Download Google Drive app.  Link folder.  Be sure to “Make Available Offline”  on your device.  You will probably have to click on each file to “make available offline”)

Worship Leaders!! Worship Leaders Resources for 2023 trip – dropbox link or the Worship Leaders Resources for 2023 trip – Google link

Travel to the Holy Land – 30 second promo

Israeli Settlements Explained in 8 minutes

Holy Land Study Guide – PDF

Travel Info – FAQ, etc.

Know Before You Go – Israel – PDF

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – – This provides travel advisories and more through the US State Department for US travelers. This includes COVID alerts, etc.