Pilgrim Fr Steven G Rindahl is a retired US Army Chaplain and is the Director of Spiritual Formation for his diocese.
He spent 31 years in the Army, the first 17 years as a paratrooper making 83 jumps and he then studied to become an Army Chaplain.
Steve talks to us about his journey both on and off the Camino.
He started his military career as a 17 year old who wanted to do two things- jump out of planes and go to war.
He eventually left the Army and retrained as a Chaplain, in part to provide the support and mentoring to other soldiers that saw as vital to the mental and spiritual well being of his fellow man.
Steve holds the Doctor of Ministry from the University of Chester and is involved in the creation of a new Church just outside of San Antonio, Texas.
Currently Steve is organising a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago for combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD/Moral Injury.
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