Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth is an author, speaker, poet, naturalist, publisher, environmental activist, podcaster, and Eastern Orthodox priest. He has been writing and speaking for more than twenty years on such subjects as poetics, literature, Christian history, biblical exegesis, eastern spiritual traditions, family structure, addiction therapy, and ecology. He holds an honours BA in literature from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in divinity (cum laude) from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in New York. He founded and served an Orthodox parish in Victoria, BC, for ten years, during which time he established a youth camp and an outreach centre for the poor as well as serving as a chaplain at the University of Victoria.
Fr. Kaleeg is the author of An Altar in the Wilderness as well as numerous articles, manifestos, podcasts, and published studies. He runs a national digital publishing company, Bright Wing Books, which works with publishers, universities, non-profit organizations, and authors around the world. Additionally, Fr. Kaleeg is the new Editor of the Saint Katherine Literary Review, and sits on the board of several organizations promoting spiritual transformation through direct engagement with the natural world.
As an avid and respected naturalist, backcountry enthusiast, and ecological educator, Fr. Kaleeg has led numerous guided trips into the BC wilderness where he taught spiritual ecology, survival, and team building.
Fr. Kaleeg is, first and foremost, a single dad raising three awesome kids full-time. He lives with his three kids in a house in East Vancouver (i.e. the real Vancouver), British Columbia, and has endless time for anyone who wants to talk about the theology of beauty.
Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus: