Activities and highlights

Travelling to Taizé, France, to join others from all over the world in an intentional time of community, worship, song and engagement with God and one another. Travel to Spain to walk part of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), journeying alongside other believers and seekers from all over the world. Engaging in spiritual practices to deepen our own. Ministering to other travellers along the way.


WRSH 490 • Worship and Pilgrimage
Throughout Christian history, believers have seen themselves not as settlers in this world, but as pilgrims–those who are living for a greater calling and destination. Our contemporary Western culture is full of noise and competing voices vying for our attention and our hearts. This course allows us time away to join other pilgrims for times of worship, learning, and reflection. We begin with a settled pilgrimage (one week in Taizé, France) and then a walking pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Prerequisites: Upper-level standing or permission of the instructor. Fulfills Embodied & Experiential Core Requirement

Second course options include MCOM 390 • Travel Writing and Journalism; ART 490 • Special Topics in Art; possible MCOM film class; possible RELS class

France & Spain Travel Study Flyer

Travel Study Application Form


Joan DeVries, M.Div., Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Joan DeVries teaches Worship Arts at Trinity Western University. She comes to this position after teaching at various other levels of educaiton and serving as a lay worship leader and worship coordinator. After she pursued an M.Div. and was ordainged, she led four congregations as senior or interim pastor. This allowed her to experience worship planning from another perspective as the preaching pastor working alongside a team. Joan is curious about creativity in worship and devotion, has spent time at Taizé, and is eager to explore these unique places and experiences with students.

ph: 604-513-2121 ext. 3183
office: Music Building