Aram Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. He lives on a little plot of land in Maine with one person, two dogs, a cat, and several chickens.
Aram worked from 2015-2020 as the Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, where he spent his days devising ways to introduce the wisdom of wildness and regular rhythms of renewal into the lives of care providers, justice workers, and faith leaders. Prior to his role at the helm of Renewal, Aram served as a minister for children (and the child-like) at a progressive faith congregation in Claremont, CA. He worked as an advocate and shelter coordinator for LGBTQ identified youth experiencing homelessness in Chicago, IL. He worked as an aid to elementary school educators of students with special needs in Indianapolis, IN. He backpacked across Scotland, walked a pilgrimage in Spain, practiced yoga in Costa Rica, and has spent the entirety of this century, so far, exploring the confluence of wildness and spirituality.