Taco Bay was born in 1933 in Switzerland to a Dutch mother and Swiss father. As his family moved about, he attended many different schools in five different languages. He worked for a while in Camphill and, at the age of 28, was ordained a priest of The Christian Community.
Bay worked as a priest in Edinburgh for many years before becoming the coordinator in The Netherlands. In 1977, he moved to Stuttgart and assumed many of Rudolf Frieling s tasks as leader of the movement, a role he assumed fully following Frieling s death in 1986.
Taco Bay always had a worldwide perspective, and during these years The Christian Community expanded to Australasia, Japan, and Eastern Europe. Breaking with tradition, he stepped down from his office and consciously passed it on during his life. He died in 2011. This is the first biography of this influential and spiritual man."