Rev. 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.
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.
2019 – 2020 Faculty:
Reg Down – Eurythmy
Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, England, for a foundation year in anthroposophy and completed his eurythmy training in Nurnberg, Germany.
A father of three, he taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States, and was a faculty member of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California. He is an author of books for children, Waldorf pedagogy, eurythmy and colour.
Regine Kurek – Art
Regine Kurek, born and educated in Germany has resided in Canada most of her adult life. She holds diplomas in Art, Education, Anthroposophical Art Therapy and Biography work and has been facilitating classes and workshops for adults for almost forty years in North America, Europe and recently the Far East. She has a passion for art and what she calls the ‘Mission of Art’ in all fields of life.
Sylvie Roberge – Speech Training
I was born in Montreal in a French Canadian family. As a child, with my parents and brother, we lived for five years in England then onwards to Ottawa. I studied Psychology and psycho education as I wanted to work with people with special needs. When I was 22 I was offered a job in …. England …. where I met Camphill and anthroposophy… intending to stay for a year…. and stayed for 23, mostly in Camphill. Then in 1998 I embarked on a four year training in Creative Speech which turned out be just the beginning of the journey, as I soon realized! Upon finishing my training, I worked in Camphill with speech and doing care work, first in Scotland and then in Camphill Communities Ontario. Then, approaching the ripe age of 60, it felt it was time to move on to new unknown horizons …. and I received an email from Jonah … The seminary was moving to Toronto and there was a need for a speech teacher!