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Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown (Rev)


Sanford ‘Sandy’ Brown is an author, community activist, long-distance walker, and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington. In 2020, Sandy joined Cicerone Press as Associate Publisher for Caminos and Pilgrimages.

After reading ‘The Pilgrimage’, by Paolo Coelho in 1992, he planned his 2008 trek on the Camino de Santiago and since then has walked over 9000 kilometres on pilgrim trails in Europe. He records his pilgrim adventures in his popular blog, www.caminoist.org.

Sandy earned his undergraduate degree in medieval history at the University of Washington in Seattle, his MDiv at Garrett Theological Seminary, which honored him in 2006 as Distinguished Alumnus, and his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in gender, sexuality and spirituality. He was executive director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle and served as senior pastor of Seattle’s historic First United Methodist Church. When he's not walking he enjoys yoga, sailing and piano. He has two grown sons and his wife, Theresa Elliott, is a yoga master teacher.

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