Matthew Anderson appointed part-time Director of Camino Nova Scotia!

(by Dr Rob Fennell AST)

Atlantic School of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson as the new Director of Camino Nova Scotia!

Matthew is a professor, podcaster, filmmaker, the author of three books, a Lutheran minister, and a pilgrim with thousands of miles on his boots. In 2015, he helped inaugurate annual treks across Treaty territories on the prairies with Indigenous guidance, and from 2014 the first Old Montreal to Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory pilgrimage for students. His podcast “Pilgrimage Stories from Up and Down the Staircase” is on all your podcast platforms.

This summer, Wood Lake Publishing releases Matthew’s newest book, Our Home and Treaty Land: Walking Our Creation Story (co-written with Dr Ray Aldred). Matthew’s pilgrimage blog is at There you can also find his documentary on the Camino de Santiago.

The appointment begins immediately

Matthew is excited to be moving with his wife Dr Sara Parks to the North Shore of Nova Scotia, and can’t wait to explore the land and meet other pilgrims with Camino Nova Scotia! His appointment begins on June 27, 2022.

Atlantic School of Theology and Camino Nova Scotia are grateful to the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage for funding that has made possible Matthew Anderson’s appointment and the expansion of Camino Nova Scotia, for the benefit of all Nova Scotians and visitors to Nova Scotia. We are also grateful to the Office of Gaelic Affairs for its ongoing support of Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal | Gaels’ Trail.

photo from Camino NS Cape Breton pilgrimage

(header image credit: image mrbanjo1138 Flickr Creative Commons)

13 replies on “Matthew Anderson appointed part-time Director of Camino Nova Scotia!”

Yay! So thrilled to have you back across the pond! And I am planning a visit to my pal Helen who lives in Dartmouth. Please let me know when a NS hike is in the works and I’ll time visit accordingly. And good on you Matthew, you will be a great energy for any school of Theology. Love Madonna

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ThanksMadonna! I’ve been loving seeing the kudos you’re earning for your journalism (as well as for the one-woman shows)! I will definitely let you know. The plan at present is one or perhaps two week-long walks down the Annapolis valley in Sept and mid-October!

Congratulations Dr. Anderson on your appointment as director of Camino Nova Scotia. I have fond memories of my pilgrimage along the South Shore Trail in 2019. I’m also working as a volunteer director for Camino Manitoba. Looking forward to developing a strong relationship between our two organizations.

Hi Gilles – thanks for the best wishes! I hope you’re able to make it back to NS at some point to join in another walk (perhaps the Cape Breton pilgrimage when we get that going again in 2023!). In the meantime, it’s great to hear of your involvement in Camino Manitoba. I have some Lutheran friends who are involved with Camino MB and it looks like you folks are doing great work there (including some walking with Indigenous groups)!

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