A free urban walking program on public trails in the Santa Fe community.
The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, wants to help you to walk more! We’ve put together 42 in-town walks on trails near Santa Fe’s parks from May through October 2018. They are free, last about an hour, and are led by interesting Santa Feans.
Want to walk with us? Visit the Vamonos sign-up page or feel free to “just show up!”
Walk with the Faith Community
Bicentennial Park in front of the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center(1043 Alto Street)
September 12 – Rev. Gail Marriner
I grew up in southern Minnesota, the oldest child of a physician and an artist, graduated from St. Olaf College with degrees in art and English, added a teaching certification from the University of Minnesota, and taught elementary school art for a couple of
years. Craving a job where I could talk about art as a tool for making meaning I started a master’s degree in Aesthetics and
Critical Theory at the University of Texas at Dallas. I ended up transferring to Harvard Divinity School when I realized that ministry
was a better setting for me to help people of all ages reflect on how we might live meaningful and rewarding lives.
While I am a relative new comer in Santa Fe, having been called to the congregation in May of 2011, I have been serving as a UU
minister for twenty years. I served UU congregations in Weymouth, Swampscott and Cambridge, MA immediately following my
graduation from Harvard Divinity school in 1995. I was called to the First UU Church in Houston TX in the spring of 1998 and I
served there happily for almost ten years. I also served for three years as the interim at the UU congregation of Duluth,
Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior.
I am Married to Nathanial Marriner. Nathaniel is a cabinet maker and furniture builder who recently “retooled” as a physical
therapist’s assistant and is working in that capacity at Casa Real and the Santa Fe Care Center. We are the proud parents of twins.
Our current family projects are exploring the bike trails near our home, gardening and managing our family menagerie of dogs,
cats and chickens.
As a spiritual humanist whose religious experiences are deeply rooted in the natural world I am thrilled to be living a part of the
world that is both beautiful and ecologically savvy. As a parent and a gardener, a community member and a minister I believe that
congregations exist to help people grow