Belladonna Laveau, High Priestess, Dean
Bella just became the Archpriestess of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Intl. in Litha in 2012. She currently is serving as the Maiden, of the Mother Church and Dean of the Church Sponsored College,WiccanSeminary.EDU. Bella’s book, Awakening Spirit, is used by our US Military to help chaplains minister to Wiccan Troops, and is part of the Freshman core curriculum in the Seminary. A Navy Veteran, Mother of three, and Spiritual Counselor; Bella is a 10 year veteran of full-time Wiccan ministry. Her current passion is to create a benefits package for Wiccan Clergy to help provide the resources for groups and leaders to be successful in their ministry.
Kara Drachnyd, Assistant Dean
Kara Drachnyd holds a BA in Sociology and a Master’s of Education with a certification as a Media Specialist. She has spent 20 years researching and documenting Middle Eastern Dance and Women’s History – earning a Laurel in the Society of Creative Anachronism. She is a 1st Degree Initiate under the Lady Belladonna Laveau/Covenant of Wise, ATC Inc . Kara teaches Wicca 113 – Born a Witch and Magic 280 – Sacred Dance for the Seminary. She has taught adult education for different organizations as well as belly dance for many years and is pleased to be able to offer these skills to students here. Kara also facilitates rituals and works in the healing clinic on Sacred Cauldron. She is inworld most days, and on rare occasions attends Fae Fun and stirs up giggles and laughs in the Fae Forest. You may contact Kara at: email@example.com
Donna Conrad/Elphabala Hoxley, Faculty
I am a work at home mom of 4. I have been a practicing Pagan since 1988 and have raised all of my children) in an active Pagan lifestyle. I have practiced in the following traditions: Norse, Celtic Wicca, Gaelic Traditionalist, Eclectic and Ceremonialist. I currently consider myself just “Pagan.” I began facilitating Pagan Parenting workshops in 2005, and became heavily involved with SpiralScouts International in 2007, becoming CEO in July of 2009 and am very excited about continuing my work with them. I am very active in my local community; I run a monthly Pagan Coffee House, children’s coordinator for a local Pagan festival for three years, and Local Coordinator for Pagan Pride since 2010. I also host a local women’s group. In the Spring of 2010 I joined the faculty of Woolston-Steen and bring a history of leadership and activism to the school.
Sydney Bridges/Hyssop Moonwing, Herbology
Sydney/Hyssop is a 3rd degree priestess in the Majestic Tradition and a member of Chalice Hart – ATC. She works as a Massage and Acutonics Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, REIKI master, and counselor. She recently received her B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University and is currently working on her Master of Science degree in Psychology, as well as certification in Grief Counseling. Sydney teaches Herbology and is the primary Instructor of the Junior Practicum and studies at the Woolston Steen Theological Seminary. Sydney lives in Bremerton, Washington and is very active in the ATC Festivals of Spring Mysteries as well as Hecate’s Sickle Festival. You may contact her inworld (her SecondLife persona is Hyssop Moonwing) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suncrow, Native Studies
HI, I am Rev. Lady SunCrow. I am a third degree priestess, Wiccan Clergy and a pipe carrier through an adoptee of the Crow Dog family in the Lakota tribe on the Rosebud reservation. My educational background is a B.S. in Agriculture (Animal Science) from the University of Tennessee, and a post graduate Certificate program from the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in Advanced Respiratory care, becoming a registered respiratory therapist (now retired), and Certification in identity theft risk management from the Fraud Institute. I have also attended school in photography and computer science. I have been psychic all of my life and became a professional reader 30 years ago. I do phone readings so email me and we will work out a time for a reading. I was honored a few years ago by being invited to go to Bear Butte in S. Dakota with the Senior Arrow Priest and two SunDance Priests of the Southern Cheyenne tribe.
Stacia Schmidt/Abonwood, Director of the Student Union
Stacia is a Second Degree Wiccan Priestess in the WISE Tradition, ATC. Goddess saw that Stacia had experience in event coordination, organizing volunteers, craftlore of various types, secular ritual, etc before showing Stacia how she would use these skills in service to Deity. Five years ago, Stacia was sent to the Covenant of WISE to train as a Priestess. She found home and applies herself daily in service and growing as a Priestess. Stacia is the Maiden for the Covenant of WISE. She serves as the Director for the Student Union on SecondLife and is the Maiden for Sacred Cauldron. Stacia teaches Ritual 101 for the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, also known as WiccanSeminary.EDU. Stacia has a B.A. in English. Formerly certified as a special education teacher, she has completed course work for a M.A. in special education. She is a glass bead artist, Reiki Master and Tarot reader. Her hobbies include making incense, bellydance and creating in general.
Dusty Dionne/Jackalope Farspire, Director of Marketing
I am the first child of very religiously tolerant, and open, Lutheran, Parents. I found paganism when I was very young due to my best friend’s mother being, and still is, a prominent pagan writer, and spiritualist. When I was eight, I was invited to accompany them to a Winter Solstice celebration. I learned as I grew in this new community, that my home town of Kent, OH was a hotbed for the occult. As I grew, I also began studying European Shamanism through the extensive library of another friend’s mother. Eventually she invited me to help run the land that Pagan Spiritual Gathering was held on at the time, ‘Wisteria.’ Through Wisteria, I was able to super charge my spiritual education. I come from a long line of Christian-psychics, and have always known that I had the ability to commune with nature, and the spiritual realms. One year, while working at Wisteria, I met the HPs of a group called The Covenant of WISE, and stepped on to the initiatory path of Wicca. Now, after 8 years of formal training experience, I have not only had the chance to learn from some of the country’s most prominent Pagans, but I am a Reiki Master in the tradition of Usui Shiki Ryoho, Head of Marketing for the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, and Second Degree Priest and Summoner of the WISE Tradition of British Traditional, ATC-Witchcraft.
Shanndarra Fenwitch, Registration Coordinator
Shann is a Second Degree Priestess in the ATC Tradition and a practicing Witch for nearly 20 years, and has been active in the Pagan community nearly as long. She follows a Path she describes as “Eclectic with a Greek Twist.” She is a Priestess of Hermes, Hera and Athena. A number of years ago, she met Lady Bella at the ATC’s annual Spring Mysteries Festival and felt an instant connection with her. In 2010, she joined the seminary and has immersed herself neck deep into ever since. She currently facilitates a monthly WSTS study and social group out of her house.
Kara Marshall/Foxdale, Faculty
Kara Marshall known as (Kara Foxdale) on Second life. As for RL I follow my path to regenerate the Egyptian Kemetic Way of Life and I have been teaching Egyptian Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality for more than 3 years in Second Life along side her teaching in real life over 20 years. Kara has reintroduced several major Egyptian rituals and ceremonies into practice including and bring them into Second life in doing handfastings, healing rituals, Sabbath rituals, and Pyramid meditation.