Milanka Lachman, DGCHS
President & Founder
In 1985 Milanka Lachman founded 206 Tours at just 27 years old after a life changing Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.
While working for Yugoslav Airline in the early 80's, Milanka began helping people travel to Medjugorje, which at the time was a very small
village of just 300 people who opened their doors to the pilgrims that began to visit their beautiful village. After her experience she felt
called to create a company that could help others have transformational experiences as well. It was an incredible undertaking for a single
mother of two with no money, no connections, no business experience, no knowledge of theology and no connections to clergy.
Milanka is happily married, has grown children and several grandchildren. She holds the title of Dame Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy
Sepulchre of Jerusalem and has built one of the nation's leading Pilgrimage companies. Of the 460,000 Pilgrims who have
traveled with 206 Tours, 63,000 of the pilgrimages were completed free of charge. Her strong leadership and faith have built a beautiful
network of employees, partners, clergy, and pilgrims around the world who are keeping the act of pilgrimage alive and heralding prayer, reconciliation, and peace!