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Christina Knecht

Christina Knecht

Christy grew up in Midwest farm country. The oldest daughter in a big, beautiful family, she learned well what was expected of her and followed suit. Hard work, music training, homemaking and care for others, young and old, were the focuses of her young life. In the spaces between, her time was in the gardens, reading, soaking up any available sunshine, walking the creek, or taking long bike rides on country roads. 

She spent her early adulthood studying opera and German, as an au pair in Austria, teaching English in Prague and teaching music and performing while enjoying small-town life in the Midwest between adventures while becoming a mother. 

She chose to home school her 4 children, living on hobby farm-with goats, chickens and ducks, a multitude of barn cats and Molly, a German Shepherd mix. These years provided a lot of time for chasing “squirrels”, exploring every avenue of curiosity that arose with her children. Then, going back to school at 42, she found that with her interests in religion, the spirit, and the natural world came a constant flow of energy.

She has now founded and directs a music school at her local YMCA and has finished a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. 
She looks forward to a Masters in Divinity, focusing on Eco-theology and how human's relationship with the earth can be healed by an evolving theology. 

As a certified Forest Therapy Guide, and owner of Wild Communion, she has found herself in the forests of the world, falling in love at every turn. In those forests she found her voice, her commitments to herself and the world, and her love, strengthened. The curious girl from the Midwest has seen the work of the Divine in so many places and finds great joy in being a guide to those ready for this work and its rewards.

This guide has no scheduled walks.

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Huntington, IN, USA





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