John

John

John is 28 years old, from Oxnard, California, and an insatiable explorer. As a teenager he looked to drugs and alcohol as a way to find happiness. Thanks to his family, he was able to leave that torturous path. Today he is a happy, fun loving individual. He will be a magnificent guide.

Tiny

Tiny

Tiny is 20 years old and was born in Chicago. He’s a good hearted, easy going person whose life has been severely shaken. Four family members passed away within a short span of time. Having overcome so many unexpected challenges, his heart is prepared to help us triumph over the difficulties that will arise during the trip.

Isaac

Isaac

Isaac is 23 years old and the “hipster” in the group. His asthma will surely become an issue during the Camino, but he is experienced in dealing with problems. When his father was deported to Mexico, he had to assume the role of head of the family; he was just a teenager at the time. Despite this, he never throws in the towel and always displays his sense of humor.

Troy

Troy

Troy, 23 years old, has always felt passionate about dance. In his free time he is a Zumba instructor where he uses a ton of energy. He is a health fanatic and encourages others to become one too! Always positive, he has the ability to lift everyone’s spirits – even the most disheartened.

Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is 31 years old and is an artist. He grew up in San Diego, California and just completed his MFA (Master of Fine Arts). He likes to work in silence, so much so that his masters thesis was on the benefits of silence in the world of noise in which we live. He won’t complain about not speaking much. And if arguments emerge, he will make all of us shut up!

Pedro

Pedro

Pedro, 26 years old and born in Palmdale, California is an introvert with an inseparable friend – his guitar. He plays and listens to all types of music, and assures us music is the best tool to reach the interior as well as the exterior of a person. His contribution – rhythm – will do us all good.

Kevin

Kevin

Kevin was born in San Francisco and is 21 years old. His faith and the Church have always been at the center of his life. At present he is working at the parish in Gilbert while discerning the possibility of entering the priesthood. Perhaps, this pilgrimage will help him find his way.

Iván

Iván

Ivan, the oldest of the group, is from Colombia. He has been married for 19 years and has three daughters. He’s an engineer who is passionate about helping others. This is the reason he helps out at a food bank in service to the poor. At 41 years of age, the Camino will be physically challenging for him, but he is willing to offer the sacrifice for his family.

Héctor

Héctor

Hector is from El Paso, Texas and is 24 years old. He’s an avid soccer player who doesn’t allow a single goal to get past him. Besides soccer, he also plays baseball, tennis, basketball, and football. He is very competitive and the word “lose” is not part of his vocabulary. He fears nothing and no one. He describes himself as a leader. We will soon find out if it’s true!

Isiah

Isiah

Isaiah is the youngest in the group at 19 years of age. He is of Italian descent, a deep thinker, and studies Philosophy in one of the most frenetic cities in the world – New York. When we have to make difficult decisions, his thinking skills will come in handy.

Father Sergio

Father Sergio

Father Sergio was born, raised, and ordained a priest in Cuenca, Spain. In 2012 he moved to a tranquil city in the middle of the Arizona desert named Gilbert. In Gilbert he spends his days praying, celebrating mass, hearing confessions, helping the sick, and running!! He wants to fulfill his childhood dream of walking the Camino de Santiago.

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