Anand Mandaiker was born in Madras, India, in 1965 and graduated in 1985 with a BA from the School of Architecture and Planning in Madras. He entered the priests’ seminary in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1986. In 1992, he was ordained a priest by The Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal inspired by Rudolf Steiner headquartered in Berlin, Germany. He served The Christian Community in Basle, Switzerland, until 2003, when he moved to Tübingen, Germany, until 2006. In 2006, Rev. Mandaiker was appointed to the leadership (Circle of Seven) of The Christian Community. He is married with two children and resides in Berlin.