January 13, 2015
The first time Smith hiked the trail, he raised money for pediatric cancer research in memory of his grandson Walker. The walk in 2014 was in support of a .
During that 2014 hike, many New England churches reached out to Smith with acts of “trail magic” such as rides and food, and Smith spoke at some Conference churches.
A Holston Conference hiker will be making the 2015 journey south from Maine beginning in mid-June. He will be in the NEUMC from mid-June through most of July. If your church would like to connect with the hiker, contact Erica Robinson-Johnson, Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.