Georg Dreissig was born in Eschwege, Germany, in 1950 and attended the Waldorf School in Berlin. He initially studied medicine but then attended the seminary of The Christian Community in Stuttgart after completing his studies in physics. In 1977 he received ordination and was sent to Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1980 he returned to Stuttgart to work as editor in chief for the monthly magazine Die Christengemeinschaft until 2012. He has been a lecturer at the Stuttgart Seminary since 1988 and a seminar leader since 2006. In addition, Georg Dreißig is a parish priest, author of children's books and father of 5 sons.