This journey is under the experienced leadership of Lynne McNaughton and Gerald Hobbs.

Both instructors are specialists in adult experiential education and faith formation.

Lynne McNaughtonThe Most Rev. Dr. Lynne E. McNaughton 

Lynne served two Anglican parishes in Vancouver, before her appointment in 1995 to teach Christian Spirituality and Anglican pastoral formation at Vancouver School of Theology. Since 2008, she was pastor in an exciting project of new models for team ministry on the Vancouver North Shore. In 2019 she became Bishop for the Diocese of Kootenay (south western BC, with the Cathedral located in Kelowna BC). In 2021 she was elected as Metropolitan of BC, which comes with the title of Archbishop, which she will serve in addition to her Bishop duties in Kootenay.

Gerald HobbsThe Rev. Dr. R. Gerald Hobbs 

A specialist on the history of the Bible in the churches, Gerald taught Church history and music, including Psalms, for more than thirty years at Vancouver School of Theology. Since 1986 he is also Minister of Music at University Hill United Church, Vancouver. He has also lived and taught for some years in Europe.


As co-directors of the Peregrinatio programme, Lynne and Gerald have been leading pilgrimages together in Britain, Continental Europe and Ireland since 1997. At VST they team-taught courses on the Psalms, hymnody and the History of Spirituality. They also offer workshops in congregational and conference settings, as well as in First Nation communities.

Contact information

To book or make general enquiries, please see the contact information on the Reserve page. Linda Lee will be able to assist.

Lynne and Gerald are happy to answer questions on programme content and course credit. You can reach them:

Lynne McNaughton: lynne@mcnaughton.org;  (604) 780-1420

Gerald Hobbs:  rgh@vst.edu; (604) 817-1943

Gerald & Lynne in Assisi
Gerald & Lynne in Assisi