Our Guides

Our guides are gifted teachers, thoughtful scholars, innovative communicators, and seasoned travelers.

Chris Gehrz

Chris on a visit to Oxford, England

The owner and operator of Pietist Schoolman Travel, Chris is professor of history at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he came in 2003 after completing his doctorate at Yale University. A past winner of Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, Chris’ courses include World War I (a J-term travel course in Europe), World War II, The Cold War, Modern Europe, The History and Politics of Sports, and Christianity and Western Culture. The author or editor of three books, Chris is currently writing a spiritual biography of Charles A. Lindbergh. He blogs regularly here at The Pietist Schoolman and also at The Anxious Bench for Patheos.

Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit in the United States: the Blue Ridge Mountains

Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit outside the United States: London, England

Chris’ Favorite Museum in the World: the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

Chris’ Favorite Meal in the World: Duck confit in a Paris café

Place Chris Has Never Been But Would Love to Visit: Botswana

Additional Guides

Sam leading a walking tour of Paris sites where American expat writers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and worked in the 1920s

Sam Mulberry is assistant professor of history at his alma mater, Bethel University, where he directs the Academic Enrichment and Support Center and teaches Christianity and Western Culture and World War I with Chris. The 2017 winner of Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Service, Sam recently made a feature-length documentary film on teaching and produces numerous podcasts on the Live from AC 2nd network.

Sam’s Favorite Place to Visit in the United States: southern Oregon

Sam’s Favorite Place to Visit outside the United States: Dublin, Ireland

Sam’s Favorite Museum in the World: the British Museum in London, England

Sam’s Favorite Meal in the World: Chicago deep dish pizza

Place Sam Has Never Been But Would Love to Visit: Athens, Greece