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Chris Hoover Seidel

DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

POSITION: Director of Admissions

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | MS 120

PHONE: (540) 432-4689


Chris is a multipotentialite, with a background in Behavioral Science and Education. Following her time as a public school teacher, she lived in Palestine for three years doing advocacy work through Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as a Spiritual Director and a Reiki Practitioner as a way of accompany others in the deep work of healing and being present to life. Chris is also a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary, where she focused on biblical studies, while gaining experience in church leadership in the Mennonite context. Chris has hung several art shows, depicting her experience of faith and the world. When she’s not working, Chris spends her time playing with her family, walking in the woods, refurbishing furniture, or talking and laughing with friends.