The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford is the Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and assisting priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Litchfield Park. Stafford previously served as the president of Grand Canyon University. He had also been the university’s head baseball coach, winning three national titles. Life is a pilgrimage. He has taken many, including walking Ireland coast-to-coast. Stafford’s publications include works on higher education, leadership and spirituality, and his latest book, When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet: Reflections and Stories for Congregational Life, (Alban Institute, Rowman & Littlefield, June 2014).