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Camino de Santiago with Tonya Drayden

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage. It is one of “three great pilgrimages” of medieval Christianity. Approximately 300,000 pilgrims walk, run, or ride along the Camino each year.

Tonya Drayden walked the Camino de Santiago in April of 2019, and again in 2023. During her presentation, she shared how she prepared physically and mentally for both journeys. She shared experiences and life-long lessons learned while walking the Camino de Santiago.

You can view her presentation below her brief biography.

Brief Biography of Tonya

Tonya retired from nursing in June of 2021. She is blessed to have been a pediatric nurse, nurse educator, and a specialist in the management of toxicologic emergencies.

She has always enjoyed being physically active. Extracurricular activities include gardening, dancing, long-distance walking, scuba diving, and skiing/snowshoeing. Tonya is always on the lookout for adventure and opportunities to give back to her community.