Our founder and President, Peter J. Miano, is a United Methodist minister. He is an experienced traveler and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He has been engaged in educational travel professionally for over ten years. He has personally experienced the excitement and satisfaction of travelling to exotic places and founded Terra Vista in order to enable others to have similar experiences. He pioneered Terra Vista's distinctive experiential travel programs.
Mr. Miano's commitment to personal growth and continued learning is reflected in the advanced degrees he has earned from Union Theological Seminary (New York City), Harvard University and Boston University. His speciality is early roman Imperial history, especially in Palestine. He is an author of a book on the cultural backgrounds of the New Testament.