Molly Wren

After graduating with a dual degree in History and Sociology, Molly became a youth minister in the Episcopal Church. She joined the staff of WV in 2003. As Voyage Coordinator, she adds the nuts and bolts to our itineraries. She is dedicated to bringing the gospel to life through pilgrimage. As an encounter expert, Molly can find the story of God anywhere and everywhere.

Celebrating Shawn Small
Wonder Voyage has been at the center of my work and faith life for over 20 years. When I was asked to share a favorite story about Shawn Small, my first thought was, “There are so many. How can I possibly choose just one?” After ...
The Chairousel at the Chairy Orchard
Wonder Moment: The Chairousel at the Chairy Orchard
Recently the Wonder Voyage Coordinators visited a folk art landmark in Denton, Texas. The “Chairy Orchard” is a unique little place with a quirky heart. In 2013, a couple of neighbors began collecting random old chairs and placing them in the vacant lot between their ...
Our Favorite Christmas Movies: #1 Elf
Over the last few weeks, we’ve counted down our favorite Christmas movies: #5 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with Georgia Small #4 "A Christmas Story" with Eric Neubauer #3 "A Muppet Christmas Carol" with Michael Flickinger #2 "Christmas Vacation" with Chris Larson This week, Molly Wren ...
Are You Ready for Three Days of Wonder?
This fall, Wonder Voyage is rolling out something new and exciting. Our “Three Days of Wonder” Pilgrimages contain all the pivotal elements of a full-length Wonder Voyage condensed into a shorter time frame. Each of our Three Days of Wonder is wrapped in a thematic ...
From Myanmar to Arkansas- Wonder Is Closer Than You Think
From Myanmar to Arkansas: Wonder Is Closer Than You Think
The summer of 2021 found Wonder Voyage groups back out on transformational pilgrimage and mission journeys.  Arkansas is one of our newest locations, and our pioneering trip in July brought a moment of wonder not soon forgotten. The team of 12 was from an Episcopal ...
3-day Pilgrimages
Now Available: 3-Day Pilgrimages
In its 20-year history, Wonder Voyage has occupied the unique space at the doorway to wonder. Each Wonder Voyage combines the elements of faith, cultural exploration, and community service in a way that promotes transformation both at individual and community levels. Journey by journey, we ...
4 Don't-Miss Locations You Probably Haven't Visited
4 Don’t-Miss Locations You Probably Haven’t Visited
When we think of travel, places with big names and well-known landmarks pop in people’s minds. But when you’ve “been there and done that” the opportunities aren’t over. In fact, some of the biggest adventures are actually a little more off the beaten path. Here ...
Southwest Shrimp & Grits
Recipes From Around The Globe: Southwest Shrimp and Grits
The cuisine of South Carolina's Low Country was heavily influenced by enslaved Africans in plantation kitchens.  Food historians trace the migration of Shrimp and Grits all the way to the country of Mozambique.  I did not know this the first time I ate Shrimp and ...
Lessons Learned From A Childhood Misadventure
Wonder In Everyday: Lessons Learned From A Childhood Misadventure
I grew up in the “if it’s not pouring down rain, you’d better be playing outside” generation.  I was the only girl, so if I wanted someone to play with, I had to keep up with my two brothers.  Sedentary pursuits were not really our ...
5 Favorite Celebration Meal Locations
5 Favorite Celebration Meal Locations
A Celebration Meal is part of every Wonder Voyage. We gather at the end of a journey to reflect, to remember, and to show gratitude. It is our time to honor community – both the community on the journey AND the cultural community where the ...