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 Greater Washington-Baltimore Area congregation. He then moved to Chestnut Ridge, New York, with his wife and two daughters, taking up the roles of both seminary director and resident priest in the local congregation. In July 2019, Patrick, his family, and the entire seminary moved to the Toronto area, where he now co-directs the seminary with his colleague Jonah Evans.

Christian Community Synod USARev. Jonah Evans (Seminary Director)

Jonah grew up in Sacramento, California and attended the Sacramento Waldorf School through all 12 grades. Later, he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University in Sacramento. He then attended the seminary of the Christian Community both in Chicago and Stuttgart. He was consecrated as a priest in 2008 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, and he has been actively doing so since the seminary moved to the Toronto area in the summer of 2019. 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 2 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 color.

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 40 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 5 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 the Camphill Movement and anthroposophy. I intended to stay for a year, and I stayed for 23, mostly in Camphill communities. Then, in 1998, I embarked on a 4-year training program 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 communities with speech and doing care work, first in Scotland and then in Camphill Communities Ontario. Then, approaching the ripe age of 60, just as I felt it was time to move on to new unknown horizons, I received an email from Jonah — The seminary was moving to Toronto and needed a speech teacher!