Who we are

Rev. Celeste Kennel-Shank


Celeste (she, her) is a bivocational pastor and journalist. She is also passionate about gardening as a way of cultivating food, beauty, and solidarity.

Raised in an ecumenical worshiping community in Washington, D.C., she is now ordained in Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA. She studied at the University of Chicago Divinity School, receiving an M.Div. in 2013. 

Contact Celeste at pastor@moveablefeastcommunity.org

Leadership Team: Abba Basil Irenaeus (they, them); Adrienne (she, they); and Josiah (he, him)

Our associate pastor, Abba Basil Irenaeus, and other fabulous leaders collaborate with Pastor Celeste in shaping Moveable Feast's life together. Meet them at a Moveable Feast gathering and learn more about their roles and whether you might want to join the leadership team at some point.

Moveable Feast was formed, as the Holy Spirit formed the church at Pentecost, on the principle of solidarity with each other, with all other people, and with all of the creatures of the earth.* That formation is not a one-time event but requires continued self-examination, transformation, and growth in order to tear down all human hierarchies. It also requires a rhythm of rest for growth to be possible. 

*Phrasing inspired by Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Women and Redemption: A Theological History. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998), 194.

Moveable Feast is an emerging community of faith rooted in the Mennonite tradition but open to all. We have three types of regular gatherings:

In July, we will begin 

All photos on this page by Charissa Johnson Photography.