Lecturers

The Venerable Father Mike Besson

Mike has served as Archdeacon for 5 years and arrived in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas after serving as a parish priest in the Diocese of Texas; he has been ordained since 2004. Mike has been married to his wife Ellen for 32 years and they have an adopted son, Lorenzo, who is 16 years old. They live in San Antonio. In 2013, Mike traveled to the Holy Land, which he counts as a life-changing experience. Seeing the scriptures come to life and visiting places he had previously only read about enabled him to understand the Bible in an entirely different way. Mike looks forward to traveling to the places associated with the Apostle Paul to experience the beauty of the area and to see the scriptures come to life again!

Tours

Journeys of Paul Cruise with Rev. Jean Schafer and Guest Speaker The Venerable Father Mike Besson | Oct. 11, 2025

Join Rev. Jean Schafer and Guest Speaker The Venerable Father Mike Besson on the Journeys of Paul Cruise for 10 Nights Aboard Odyssey of the Seas starting at $4299* from New York or $4597* from... View Tour

Journeys of Paul Cruise with Guest Speaker The Venerable Father Mike Besson | Oct. 11, 2025

Join Guest Speaker The Venerable Father Mike Besson on the Journeys of Paul Cruise for 10 Nights Aboard Odyssey of the Seas starting at $4,299* from New York on October 11, 2025. You will see Rome,... View Tour