CC Portrait of P Kennedy close up mediumRev. Patrick Kennedy (Seminary Director) In April of 2006 Patrick was consecrated into the priesthood in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to attending the seminary in Stuttgart, Germany, Patrick studied and worked in the field of Early Childhood Education and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Cultural Anthropology.  His first sending as a priest was to the congregation in Devon, Pennsylvania.  From November 2007 to November 2015 he served as the resident priest in the Washington D.C. area congregation.  He now lives in Chestnut Ridge, New York, with his wife and two daughters working both as a director of the Seminary and in the local congregation.


Christian Community Synod USA

Rev. Jonah Evans (Seminary Director)  grew up in Sacramento, California and attended the Sacramento Waldorf School all the way  through. Later, he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University in Sacramento. He then attended TheSeminary of The Christian Community in Chicago and Stuttgart. In 2008 he was consecrated as a priest and has worked as a community priest in Johannesburg, South Africa, Spring Valley, NY and currently in Toronto. In 2018, he was asked to co-direct the Seminary. He is married and has three lovely daughters.



Portrait of Lanker, Oliver Steinruck of the Christian Community Church USA

Rev. Oliver Steinrueck (Assistant Seminary Director) was born in Toronto in 1961, grew up in a Camphill Village in Copake, N.Y., graduated from Green Meadow Waldorf School and received a Master’s Degree in history. In 1989 Oliver entered the seminary in Stuttgart and went on to work in congregations in Freiburg, Germany, Chicago, San Francisco and currently in Spring Valley. Since 2000, Oliver has served as Lenker for the Christian Community in North America and, in 2018, it was announced Oliver will join the Circle of Seven as Oberlenker.



Other Fall 2018 – 2019 Faculty:

Bonnie Manacas – The Art of Seeing

Jong-Won Choi – Eurythmy

Jennifer Kleinbach- Speech

Barbara Renold – Speech

Fall 2018 – 2019 Guest Lecturers:

Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Rev. Benjamin Black

Rev. Yaroslava Black-Terletzka

Jennifer Brooks-Quinn

Rev. Emma Heirman

Rev. Jim Hindes

Ruediger Janisch

Rev. Carol Kelly

Rev. Erk Ludwig

Rev. Liza Marcato

Rev. Sanford Miller

Rev. Nora Minassian

Rev. Mathijs van Alstein

Rev. Peter van Breda

Rev. Vicke von Behr

And other guest faculty.