Mariano Pineda Rodríguez
Advanced Technical Degree in Sociocultural Animation and diploma in Theological Studies at the Biblical Institute of Buenos Aires.
He walked the Camino for the first time in 2007 and since then has been a guide for groups on the French Camino, has walked the English Camino, the Portuguese and the Camino to Fisterra and Muxia. He has worked as a hospitalero on the French and
English Caminos and in a pilgrim welcome center in Santiago de Compostela.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mariano is a father, as well as the cofounder of Casa de Pan project.
Fanny Benítez Valenzuela
Mother of twin boys, has a Bachelor degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UBA), in Sociocultural Animation (UCM) and a Masters in Counseling (Universidad Ramon Llul). Director of Tiempo Libre by the Generalitat of Catalunya, Godly Play® accredited trainer, and currently receiving training as a Spiritual Director at Sustainable Faith School of SD.
Born in Argentina, in 2001 Fanny moved to Madrid with her husband. Since then, she has dedicated her time and energy to acompany others on their spiritual journey, through one on one sessions, small group gatherings, organizing retreats and conferences, writing and hosting pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.
She is the author of various books including: ‘”Advent…where the journey begins” and “Surprised by Hospitality”, and host for the podcast N.E.A.R.
She walked the Camino for the first time in 2007 and was “hospitalera” for the first time during the Xacobeo Holy Year of 2010.
Has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio University in International Studies and Spanish, and a TEFL certification from the Department of Linguistics.
Born and raised in Ohio, USA, she has been living in Spain since 2007, working with organizations dedicated to hospitality and spiritual care for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Has walked various Caminos since arriving to Spain: the French, Portuguese, Via de la Plata, Sanabres and the Norte. Spent over seven years as a full-time manager at an albergue on the Camino Frances in Navarra.
She moved to Galicia in 2020 to collaborate with Casa de Pan project.