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 Channel 3900 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

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is associate professor and chair of the political science department at Bethel University, where he has taught since 2008 after completing a doctorate at the Ohio State University. Chris is the 2018 winner of the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, co-teaches History and Politics of Sports with Chris Gehrz, and advises Bethel’s Model United Nations club. He also hosts Election Shock Therapy, a podcast on American politics and political science. Chris‘ current research is a study of how American evangelical Christians develop their views on foreign policy.

Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit in the United States: Acadia National Park in Maine

Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit outside the United States: Budapest, Hungary

Chris’ Favorite Museum in the World: The Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Chris’ Favorite Meal in the World: Fresh homemade noodles in San Francisco’s Chinatown 

Place Chris Has Never Been But Would Love to Visit: Tokyo, Japan