About Us

Our Story

Pathway Collective was founded in 1998 as Pathway Ministries, with a vision to lead people to the intersection of adventure and spiritual formation. Brothers Scott and Mark Nesbitt developed an adventure camp in the beautiful green mountains of central Vermont.

Following the tragic death of Scott in 2000, Pathway ran a variety of programs: backpacking and canoe trips through New England, experiential retreats based on music, art and place in Chicago, and spiritual formation seminars for churches and organizations.

Then, in 2013, Mark Nesbitt and Zac Marcengill meet while attending Journey Church in Franklin, TN.

Both avid outdoorsman, they spent much of their free time kayaking to Raccoon Island on Percy Priest Lake. Around the campfire they shared their dreams of providing experience of solitude and space for those distracted, weary and seeking who they have been created to be.

A few years later the vision for Pathway Collective was relaunched from their desire to bridge a gap between adventure tourism and spiritual retreats.

Who We Are & What We Do

Pathway Collective curates adventures that bring awareness to the distracted, rest to the weary and discovery to the seeking.
Our trips create new perspective through culture, expedition, solitude and community.

Adventures for the spiritual pilgrim.

Our Values


We are created out of love, for community.


We grow deeper through adventure.


We keep sabbath to restore our souls.


We seek to be fully present.