Who We Are

Jennifer A G Layte

Wendy Widder Huisken

The Pilgrimage, founded and directed by Jennifer A G Layte (aka Jenn) is a work born out of personal experience of wrestling with God and the Church. After about a decade of angst, she finds herself on a much more settled footing with both of them, but she recognizes, among the stories of others’ deconstruction, hints of her own experience. The Pilgrimage is an effort to provide encouragement and hope–and a safe space to be “not okay” for a while–to people transitioning to a new stage in their life with Jesus.

Jenn offers spiritual direction, lectio-divina-tinged Bible exploration, and two spiritual formation courses–one on personal spiritual autobiography, and the other on stages of faith.

Dr Wendy Widder Huisken joined The Pilgrimage as an independent contractor in 2020. Wendy has a deep love for, as well as knowledge and training in, the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. She currently teaches one class for the Pilgrimage which explores what the Bible is, how we got it, and how we are supposed to read it. Wendy’s approach to Scripture is best described as tender and even affectionate, and she is able to teach it to a range of adults of varied education levels and faith backgrounds.

You can read more about Jenn and Wendy in their own words by clicking on their photos above. Interested in Online Spiritual Conversation? Spiritual Direction? Spiritual formation courses? Just want to chat? Contact us here.

We hope you’ll join us, either “outfitting” us for the journey, participating in our programs, or both.


The Pilgrimage is an affiliate of Build a Better Us, a Black-owned coaching network of Christians, offering various types of coaching for holistic human flourishing. Thanks to BBU, the Pilgrimage is able to continue operating as a nonprofit and offer excellent programs to further the goal of shalom.

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