Welcome the Rev. Anne Gardner as guest preacher this Sunday, July 30

This Sunday, July, 30, The Reverend Anne Gardner, a native Needhamite, will serve as our guest preacher (with Nick presiding) offering a reflection on her experience of walking the famed Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile path that extends across the width of northern Spain. She has written a book about this extraordinary journey, recently published by Adelaide Books (NY/Lisbon), titled And So I Walked. The book recounts both the challenges of completing a long-distance hike as well as the emotional and spiritual undercurrents her time on the trail revealed. Gardner currently runs the chaplaincy program at Harvard-Westlake, a private independent high school in Los Angeles. Prior to accepting this position, she spent twelve years as the Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at nearby Phillips Academy, Andover. For many years Gardner has worked as a freelance writer, crafting pieces for various outlets including NPR, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, and the National Catholic Reporter, among others. See her website for more details. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signature ($20) following the service (cash, check, or VENMO all accepted). Welcome, Anne!