About Inn Along the Way
The Founder's Story
My mom likes to say that the concept for Inn Along the Way has been perking in me for most of my life. Though I don't know that this is true, I do like what theologian Fredrick Buechner once wrote, "vocation is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." It is from this deep gladness that I serve and host.
I find it interesting that the words hospital and hospitality both derive from the Latin hospes, meaning "host," "guest," or "stranger." The word "hostel" (a lodging; a place to stay) comes from the same root, for which the medieval Latin was hospitale.
Our vision for Inn Along the Way is to build a vibrant, interdependent community where living and dying can become a richer, fuller, and more human experience. We are honored to stand on the shoulders of so many—some who have died and some who walk beside us—all offering Inn Along the Way their gifts of encouragement, prayer, counsel, and wisdom. We know that community is much more than simply the brick and mortar of our destination; it is the foundation we build along the way.
Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions.
A group of friends and colleagues begin meeting to envision a new kind of community of elders.
Nov. 13, 2013
The group decides to formalize their organization as Inn Along the Way.
The Internal Revenue Service grants Inn Along the Way non-profit 501(C)3 status. Gifts to Inn Along the Way are now tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Inn Along the Way signs a contract to purchase the Chapman Farm. They have one year to raise the funds.
Inn Along the Way completes the purchase of the Chapman Farm