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About Aram

Aram Mitchell (he/him) is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary.


Aram was born in New Brunswick, Canada just a stone's throw from the Saint John River. He grew up a short bike ride away from the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana. And now he saunters most days alongside the Presumpscot River in southern Maine, where he lives on a little plot of land with several mammals and some chickens.

Aram moved to Maine in 2015 to serve as the Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, where he worked for five years planning and facilitating programs designed to help sustain the vocations of care providers, justice workers, and faith leaders. From 2021-2022 Aram worked as the Director of Partnerships & Formation at The BTS Center, an organization focused on spiritual leadership for a climate-changed world.

Prior to his move to Maine, Aram served as the Congregational Minister for Children at Claremont United Church of Christ. During his time at Chicago Theological Seminary he worked as a coordinator of The Crib, an emergency overnight shelter for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

Aram continues to guide folks to the confluence of wildness and spirituality through retreats, courses, conversations, and reflections.

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