Christopher J. Kinman, MSc., M.DIV.
C. Kinman & Associates Ltd.
(and the Rhizome Network)
300 – 34334 Forrest Terrace
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Phone: (Canada code – 001) 604.807.5564
Toll Free Phone: (North America): 1(888) 425-3248
Fax: 1(888) 425-0029
Christopher was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has lived in numerous places throughout his life, including England, Michigan, Chicago, and — in Canada — Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Currently, he resides near the city of Vancouver.
Family therapist, photographer, poet… there are many descriptions which could be used to describe Christopher. Throughout his whole life Christopher has felt a strong connection with what Gregory Bateson calls the Creatura – the world of all that is living. He discovers numerous lines of connection moving throughout life. In Christopher’s writings, photography, his work, relations emerge between people, rivers, trees, eagles, insects and salmon. Such relations are never trivial to Christopher.
Christopher has two graduate degrees, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Master of Divinity. He is a consultant to a variety of human service organisations. He also is a speaker and workshop presenter, and has facilitated numerous training events for a variety of groups, professionals and community members. Besides locally, Christopher has presented in places as diverse as Mexico, Portugal, Great Britain, and in North America – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Bellingham, Calgary and Toronto.
There are several books that Christopher has authored, including: Territories of the Alive: Nature, Community and the Gift; Confluences: Politics of the Gift in an Institutional World (2006); and A Language of Gifts (2000). These books can be obtained from Christopher.
Many documents and other media projects that Christopher has been involved with can be found within this site.