The Seminary of the Wild Co-Founders are agents of cultural disruption who have been brought together by the great Mystery of God through their own unique journeys for such a time as this. Coming from a variety of experiences, backgrounds and streams such as pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, coaching, and nature-based soul work through Animas Valley Institute, the four Co-Founders have awakened to a new and larger Story, a profound felt sense and enchantment of wild Earth, and a deep and urgent calling to rewild the Christian church.


We believe the vision of Seminary of the Wild is a small but integral part of the greater emergence happening across the Western world, that Joanna Macy calls The Great Turning. Our own unique stories, gifts, experience, and guiding skills have been brought to bear in integrating a new path for spiritual leaders walking the edge of Christendom who will pioneer a new way forward for the Church in the world.

SemINaRy of The wIld Guides & Co-Founders

SemINaRy of The wIld Teachers & Speakers

 The Seminary of the Wild Eco-ministry Certification Program ™  and the Introductory Nature-based Programs called Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self offer a unique blend of guiding, nature-based practices, leadership development and teaching. We are honored to partner with master teachers, contemplatives, and nature mystics who offer the cutting edge of perennial wisdom from ancient streams and eco-theological praxis. 

Seminary of the Wild works in partnership with renowned teachers who are in alignment with our earth-honoring values, and we are grateful for their wisdom and challenge for a new generation of spiritual seekers and emerging leaders. The yearlong program offers the unique voices of visionaries from a variety of traditions.

Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized...

Michael Dowd

The Reverend Michael Dowd is a former pastor and bestselling eco-theologian and deep sustainability evangelist whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and ...

Geneen Haugen PhD

Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, grew up as a free-range wildish kid with a run amok imagination.  The wild Earth has been her mysterious, magical, and mossy-rooted companion and teacher.  She is a guide to the experiential...

Victoria Loorz

Co-founder of the Wild Church Network and Seminary of the Wild, and pastor of Church of the Wild, in Bellingham, WA, Victoria's passion for the re-connection of the natural world with the Christian story can be seen through the lenses of...

Brian McLaren

Author, activist, and public theologian, a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity,” Brian speaks to the changes in the Christian story and life desperately needed in our world and culture, offering a vision of reform and...


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