Seeing Biblical and historical Christian lands gives a special depth to our FAITH, unleashing its wondrous power to transform lives and create a unique connection with Christ.
PATHFINDERS’ mission is to give our travelers a unique spiritual experience with meaningful worship, expert lectures, people-to-people contact and opportunities to serve the communities we visit.
Journeys of Faith, Culture and History
Paul Lam, Chairman / Founder
Over a travel career spanning four decades Paul has founded and successfully directed a vast number of global, special interest – cultural, Destination Management, music, performance, religious, special events, sports – tourism companies to include Destination China, Kingsway International, Perform International, Perform America and Faith Journeys.
He enjoys an international reputation for creating and delivering exceptional programs to acclaimed international events such as the FIFA World Cup USA (single largest tour operator), Beijing Olympic Cultural & Music Festival, Oberammergau Passion Play in 1984 (350th anniversary), 1990, 2000, 2010 and again in 2020 and the Rome Sacred Music Festival.
Paul has personally designed and escorted hundreds of religious tours with Catholic parishes and Protestant churches of most denominations.
Dr. Timothy Mullner, President
Timothy Mullner, D. Min. believes in lifelong spiritual formation. For Timothy, travel is an important tool which helps Christians encounter the living Word of God through culture, history, and deeper faith. He hosted his first group to the Holy Land in 1989 and learned first hand what it means to accompany pilgrims into deeper discipleship. As President of Pathfinders, Timothy is committed to helping Catholic parishes and Protestant churches expand their spiritual formation ministries with cost effective and customized pilgrimage programs.
Timothy holds a Doctor of Ministry degree with residencies at the Centro Pro Unione, Rome, and Oxford University, Christ Church College, UK. As a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, he has a deep passion for supporting the Christian community in the Holy Land. Timothy has presented seminars and retreats across the U.S., Canada, Israel, Palestine, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Guam.
Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
New Hope Christian Fellowship – Honolulu, Hawai’i
I am constantly amazed at the excellent service of Paul Lam and his travel company. Their attention to detail, exemplary organization, accommodations, meals and guides have left us with wonderful memories of each tour over the last 18 years, including the Passion Play tours in 2000 & 2010. Over 300 of our church members participated and the seating was some of the best. At the end of each trip, our groups consistently comment on how much they are looking forward to the next one. We wholeheartedly recommend PATHFINDERS. I’d have it no other way.
Msgr. John Mbinda,
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani, HI
After 20 years of service in the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and 7 years of parish ministry in Mililani, HI, the time came to celebrate my 50th jubilee of ordination. I immediately contacted Dr. Timothy Mullner and the Pathfinders team to plan my customized pilgrimage. My pilgrims have been treated with great care and professionalism. Pathfinders provided real value and expertise for my jubilee pilgrimage to Italy!
Rev. Paul Rischer
Skyline Church – La Mesa, California
Paul Lam’s tour companies are the finest tour organizations I have worked with. Our Israel tour was handled with class. The staff was friendly and courteous….attentive to details, making sure that every aspect of our tour was well taken care of. Their attention to detail is “over the top”. From office personnel to tour bus drivers to tour guides, and to meals and to accommodations, our expectations were always exceeded. We were also provided with the very best seating and hotel accommodations in Oberammergau during the 2010 Passion Play. PATHFINDERS is a company that delivers what they promise. I am proud to recommend them.
Fr. Thomas Cronkleton
Pastor, Church of the Holy Trinity, Cheyenne, WY
We have been blessed in finding Pathfinders and Dr. Timothy Mullner to assist us in developing customized pilgrimages. They provide not only a great value for the places being visited and the lodgings, meals and transportation needed to enjoy these sites, but also insights into how to make the experience a deeply spiritual one for the pilgrims and leaders. The staff at Pathfinders are very helpful and respond to questions promptly. Dr. Mullner, in particular, has provided the support we needed to fill our groups quickly and to set the tone for an enriching journey of faith. I would encourage you to consider Pathfinders for your next pilgrimage.
Dr. David Stoker
First Presbyterian Church – Napa, CA
I have been wonderfully served by Paul Lam and his travel services for over 25 years. Absolutely the best! Everything was taken care of. No worries. Stress free. Well organized terrific tours with outstanding local experts. Very professional courteous support staff. Best seats ever for the Oberammergau Passion Play. I highly recommend PATHFINDERS’ travel services!
Fr. John Nahrgang
Ss. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Cathedral of Phoenix
Lifelong faith formation is really important to me. Pathfinders understands the differencebetween a tour and a real pilgrimage that touches hearts with missionary discipleship.
Pastor Fernando Castillo
The Foursquare Church – Orange County, CA.
Having a reliable partner handling the logistics of a trip is very important for me. I have found the best partner in Paul Lam. Working with him never disappoints because of his vast experience and excellent customer service. He has always delivered above what is expected. From the moment we start planning the trip to its completion, we have experienced the finest care each step of the way. I highly recommend Paul Lam and Pathfinders to handle the details of any tour.
Former director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
As a former parish youth minister and diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry, I have witnessed the importance of transformational experiences that pilgrimages provide in forming disciples. Pathfinders understands the mission to accompany pilgrims on their journey of faith and to provide powerful experiences of encounter with Christ and the Church!
The Calling Coach/Mark Warren Associates, Lynden, WA
This was my first experience using Pathfinders as our US based tour company. Having hosted several tours to Israel, Pathfinders was above and beyond the quality and service of our previous tour company. Pathfinders’ president, Dr. Timothy Mullner, is in my mind, and my pilgrims’ minds, the best in the business! I encourage you to consider working with Pathfinders any chance you get.
Tim Narby & Carol Bryant, Owners and winemakers, Nota Bene Cellars, Seattle, WA
The Holy Land: Heavenly Food & Wine Tour
Overall, we had an amazing time. There was so much to absorb—so much history to learn and remember, the awesomeness of the ruins, the beauty of the land, new customs and rules, the food from the freshness of the salads and pickles to the softness of the pita/naan and the politics and conflicts. It took a while after we returned to filter it and I think we continue to filter it. Thank you for encouraging for us to do this adventure. It was the trip of a lifetime!