Profiles

Browse profiles of Temple of Witchcraft members and leaders. Use the drop-down menu above to sort by category.

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth is a student of the Temple of Witchcraft and a deputy for the Aquarius ministry for public events, as well as a volunteer for the Pisces ministry. She has over twenty years of learning experience in the Witchcraft community and is excited to add her training at the Temple to that. She directly works with [...]

Ryan Cucchi, HP

Ryan is a High Priest, Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, teacher & Deputy Minister of the Cancer Ministry. Ryan works with Community Outreach for the Cancer Ministry and is the author of "Round About The Cauldron Go" a monthly (ish) musing of Kitchen Witchery here on the Temple website. You can typically find [...]

Meet Stevie Grant, Dean of Students

Stevie Grant, a high priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, is Dean of Students of its Mystery School and Seminary. Also a high priestess in another tradition, she brings knowledge from her career in psychology and many years of experience as a teacher of the psychic and metaphysical, a healer, spiritual counselor, [...]

Profile: Raye Snover, editor

I’m Raye Snover and along with my esteemed colleague, novelist Tina Whittle, I am co-editor of The Temple Bell. I’ve been studying Witchcraft for over twenty years and am a High Priestess in the Cabot Traditon and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon.  I live in New York City where in my more mundane [...]

Profile: Tina Whittle, editor

Merry meet! I'm a Witchcraft V graduate of the online mystery school, one of the Temple's Southernmost members (I currently live in the Lowcountry of Georgia, along the Atlantic coast near Savannah). In my nine-to-five, I'm a mystery writer (my fifth book was released in March) and I also serve as co-editor of The Temple Bell, [...]

Christopher Penczak, HP

Christopher Penczak is the co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft religious nonprofit organization and the creator of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School and Seminary education programs. Developed through his extensive work as an award winning author, ritualist and minister, the educational core of the program comes from his six book and CD set Temple [...]

Steve Kenson, HP

Steve Kenson is a Founder of the Temple of Witchcraft with his partners, Christopher Penczak and Adam Sartwell, holding the Three Rays of Love, Will & Wisdom. Steve is also lead minister of the Gemini Ministry, in charge of the Temple’s communication networks, its Queer Spirit ministry, and the “insubordinate” or questioning aspect of its structure [...]

Alix Wright, HPS

Alix is the Lead Minister of Pisces, the Ecstatic. As the Pisces lead minister Alix oversees public rituals, including Esbats and Sabbats. She has been leading public rituals for over ten years. She is a Shamballa Reiki Master, Usui Reiki Master, reads tarot, and does energy and guided meditative healing sessions. Alix was born in [...]

Jocelyn VanBokkelen, HPS

Jocelyn is a person of many hats: witch, student, equestrian, farmer, landlord, bookkeeper, eco-freak, teacher, and lover of life with a talent for not knowing when to stop talking. She came to the Temple of Witchcraft already partially self-taught, but studying intensively with Christopher from 2000 to 2003 solidified her identity as a witch and [...]

Silver Lyons, HPS

Silver Lyons is an ordained minister, High Priestess, teacher, and writer. Silver has traveled the seeker’s road her entire life, finding her spiritual footing in the path of Witchcraft, Shamanism, and Buddhism, culminating in a path she refers to as the Witches Dharma. She has been teaching on these subjects professionally for over 15 years. [...]

Adam Sartwell, HP

Adam Sartwell is a co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and Virgo lead minister, in charge of healing and magickal crafting work. A self-initiated witch since his teens and a Reiki master, Adam is also a graduate of the Temple’s Mystery School and an ordained minister. He is the author of the book 21 Days of [...]

Jameson Ford, HP

Jameson is a High Priest and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, currently serving on the Board of Directors, as Gemini Deputy Minister, and a volunteer to the Aries, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces ministries. He is involved in many aspects of the Temple’s workings, including communications, public relations, Mystery School student mentorship, public ritual, [...]

Kriya, HPS

Kriya became Taurus lead Minister in July of 2014, a few months after graduating from the Temple of Witchcraft Seminary and becoming a High Priestess. She was a student in Christopher Penczak’s in-person class since 2009 and is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the Temple community by leading this Ministry. Kriya has [...]

Irmalyn Hackett, HPS

Irma is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft and a Deputy Minister in the Taurus Ministry. Irma is also a Reiki Master in both Usui and Shamballa Reiki and is certified in level 1 of the Bach Flower Essence Program. She has worked closely with other hebalists and practitioners in [...]

Michael Cantone, HP

Michael is a Witch, ordained minister, and Witchcraft V High Priest graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft. He is the lead minister of the Aries ministry and an active member of the Temple of Witchcraft community.  Michael is also a third degree black belt in Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Shaolinand Hawaiian Kempo Method of karate. Besides a [...]

Emily Jones, HPS

Emily Jones  is an eclectic Wiccan Priestess who works closely with the tarot, shamanic journeying, mantra practice and the Egyptian pantheon. She is always looking for new ideas, events, and practices to inform her spiritual journey.  She began studying with Christopher Penczak in April of 2006 and received her ordination through the Temple in June of [...]

Elsa Elliott, HPS

Elsa Elliott is the Lead Minister of Scorpio, the role of the Guardian. The Scorpio ministry provides support in the areas of death and dying, bereavement, and ancestor honoring. This ministry also works in the area of Sacred Sexuality which is lead by deputy minister Wren. Scorpio ministers offer services including comfort and assistance to the [...]

Valerie Heiderich, HPS

Valerie is an eclectic witch who received her witchcraft training through the Temple of Witchcraft. She received her ordination in June of 2011. She currently teaches levels 1 – 4 of the Temple of Witchcraft classes. She also teaches classes on meditation, tarot and sigils. She has developed and teaches the class Spinning Spells that [...]

Elaanie Stormbender, HPS

A witch, healer, and herbalist, the focus of Elaanie’s work has been the founding and development of Hecate’s Cauldron of Mississippi, a local witches’ circle, providing support and resources for the pagan community through education, Sabbat celebrations, healing work, and the development of other resources. She is a High Priestess and ordained minister in the Temple and serves [...]

Mark Bilokur

I was born first-generation American to parents of Eastern European heritage, which led me to feeling between worlds, between cultures, at an early age. I remember being interested in the arts for as long as I can remember. I remember drawing pictures since I was able to hold a pencil, crayon or pen. I had [...]

Helen O’Hara, HPS

High Priestess and Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft.  I work with the Scorpio Ministry for crossing over, end of life issues and ancestor work. Astrologer and Tarot card reader with 30 years experience. I offer Natal Charts, Event Charts, Transits, Synastry, Business consulting, life coaching, career counseling, divinations and time forecasting. I like to [...]

Cat Kelly, HPS

Cat Kelly is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft, in addition to being co-owner of Heart, Body & Soul, a metaphysical store and center for conscious living located in Columbia, MO. A life-long student of spirituality, Cat explored many different spiritual teachings and traditions before being introduced to Wicca & [...]

Nicole D., HPS

The Libra Ministry’s Lead Minister is Nicole D., a 2003 graduate of the Mystery School and a member of the Temple community since its inception. Libra Ministry is responsible for mediation services within the Temple community; advanced education for Ministerial members — typically non-magickal; and press relations. Raised in a fairly progressive household, Nicole began [...]

Krista Carmichael, HPS

Ordained minister Krista is available for services that require a vocalist. Mirroring inclusiveness found in pluralism, Krista’s approach allows an affirming space for a multitude of beliefs. Krista’s ministerial experience is shared over various faith traditions: as high priestess in Pagan ritual, as youth director (grades 9-12) for a Unitarian Universalist church and interim music [...]

Airmid Plantwalker, HPS

Airmid is an herbalist, a witch with Northern roots, and a healer by virtue of Reiki and many years in the practice of professional nursing. In addition to her work with the Temple of Witchcraft, she is the owner of Airmid Plantwalker’s Mighty Herbs, LLC. In her spare time she enjoys crafts and the company [...]

Leslie Hugo, HPS

Leslie Hugo is a Shaman, Usui Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, High Priestess, Ordained Ministerand Lead Capricorn Minister for the Temple of Witchcraft. As the Volunteer Pagan Minister for the Utah Department of Corrections, she works with over to 200 inmates in five facilities who identify as Wiccan, Asatru or pagan. She provides spiritual counseling, teaches [...]

Matooka Moonbear, HPS

Matooka is a self identified witch and has journeyed the craft and other Earth based spiritual practices for over 25 years. She is an accomplished Priestess in Feminine Mysteries creating ritual, rites of passage and Shamanic initiation. Her practices include multiple shamanic traditions that encompass working with animal allies and creating ritual tools such as [...]

Tim Titus, HP

Tim is a High Priest and ordained minister located in southern California.  He offers rites of passage services: weddings/handfastings, baby blessings, home blessings, and funerals. Contact: twtitus714@gmail.com.

Gwen Owen, HPS

Gwen Owen, MSW, LCSW, HPS came to the craft by way of Spiritualism. She was born as the third generation of Spiritualists who studied and worshipped in Lily Dale, NY. While Gwen enjoyed being from Spiritualist family, she longed for a deeper connection to the meaning, and science of life. To understand what the connection is that we [...]

Rowann Stormbender, HP

Rowann Stormbender is a high priest and ordained minister in the Temple of Witchcraft. Rowann has served in various capacities in the Temple, including his service to the Sagittarius ministry as moderator of the Witchcraft II and III forums, as a mentor for students of several classes, and most recently has been approved to teach Mystery School classes. [...]

Simon Hewett

Simon is Cancer Ministry Deputy for the Temple’s Children’s Ministry, hosting Sabbat Celebrations for school-age children throughout the Wheel of the Year. These celebrations give the children a chance to learn about and experience Witchcraft in a fun environment where they can let their energy flow. Children’s Ministry also collects toys at Yule for children in [...]

Virginia Ann Villarreal, HPS

Virginia is a HPS and Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. Ministerial services include hand fastings,  weddings, funerals, reiki, pastoral counsel, rituals,  tarot readings, cleansings, and smudgings. Contact: Virginia@templeofwitchcraft.org

Stevie Grant, HPS

A high priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, Stevie is Dean of Students of its Mystery School and Seminary. In addition to her training in the Temple tradition and service to other Temple ministries, Stevie brings with her over 25 years of experience as a spiritual counselor, psychic and metaphysical healer, Reiki [...]

Rachael Mueller, HPS

Rachael Mueller is a witch, occultist, shaman and teacher.  Her graduate work was in Religious Studies and Philosophy and has a passion for the vocation of a Witch and community.   She began ministry work over 20 years ago and has been an ardent student of spirituality and religions since childhood.  She has studied with [...]

Lisa K., HPS

Ordained Minister, Aquarius Lead Minister Services: Public events, house blessings Contact: aquarius@templeofwitchcraft.org

Mentor Spotlight: Jameson Ford

In its continuing Mentor Spotlight series The Temple Bell is highlighting mentor Jameson Ford. Nominated by his student Kurt, who tells us he was “initially apprehensive about having a mentor younger than me, his (Jameson’s) knowledge and experience of the work quickly put me at ease and it has been a joy to watch him [...]

Ministerial Profile: Leslie Hugo, Capricorn lead minister

Leslie Hugo is a Shaman, Usui Reiki Master, High Priestess and Ordained Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft. As the Volunteer Pagan Minister for the Utah Department of Corrections, she works with close to 200 inmates in four facilities who identify as Wiccan, Asatru or pagan.  She provides spiritual counseling, teaches Reiki and Wiccan classes [...]

Ministerial Profile: Kriya, Taurus lead minister

Kriya became Taurus lead Minister in July of 2014, a few months after graduating from the Temple of Witchcraft Seminary and becoming a High Priestess. She was a student in Christopher Penczak’s in-person class since 2009 and is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the Temple community by leading this Ministry. Kriya has [...]

Ministerial Profile: Silver Lyons, Cancer lead minister

Silver Lyons is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher in both the Usui and Shamballa traditions, ordained minister, Seminary graduate with the Temple of Witchcraft, initiated and ordained High Priestess, and a graduate of the Eye of the Eagle two-year Shamanic Healer Training Program with Leontine Hartzell. Answering the call of Spirit at a young [...]

Mentor Spotlight: Virginia Ann Villarreal

The next in our Mentor Spotlight series is newly graduated High Priestess Virginia Ann Villarreal. Nominated by three of her mentees, Hannah, Jacki, and Debbie, they tell us that, “Virginia, embodies the best qualities of encouragement and challenge while also expressing faith in those she mentors.” Starting her mentorship of Hannah and Debbie in the aftermath of “Super [...]

Mentor Spotlight: Tim Titus

Tim Titus is the next Mystery School mentor to be highlighted in The Temple Bell’s Mentor Spotlight series. Tim’s student of two years Shawn explains that Tim “holds the bar high and has great expectations, which really make you work harder and in the end learn more.” Venture below as Tim gives us some insight into his [...]

Mentor Spotlight: Elsa

For our third installment of the Mentor Spotlight, The Temple Bell presents Elsa—Lead Minister of the Scorpio Ministry. Her student Helen O’Hara, tells us that she is “a sensitive and empathic individual who can ‘read between the homework lines’… she also is a wonderful combination of cheerleader, devil's advocate and Mother Superior.” Ms. O’Hara tells us [...]

Student Spotlight: Aurielle Nazro

Please join the Temple community in celebrating Aurielle Nazro, who was chosen not only for our Student Spotlight feature, but who graduated from Witchcraft Five on March 21st and was initiated as a ministerial member of the Temple of Witchcraft. Aurielle completed Witchcraft One with Alix Wright and the remaining four classes with Christopher Penczak, [...]

Mentor Spotlight: Irmalyn Hackett

“Part of my W2 lesson…is about becoming an ‘Ambassador for the Kingdom of Witchdom’ and by perfect example, I give you Irma Hackett,” says Karen Ainsworth a student that Irma is mentoring. This edition of The Temple Bell’s Mentor Spotlight focuses on Irmalyn Hackett, a 5th year student who also has written The Herb Garden [...]

Mentor Spotlight: Steve Kenson

Along with our Student Spotlight, The Temple of Witchcraft felt that our Mystery School mentors deserved equal time so The Temple Bell is proud to announce our new Mentor Spotlight! To open our new series here at The Bell we find it quite fitting that the first mentor to be highlighted is one of the three [...]

Student Spotlight: Dragon

Please welcome Dragon to our Student Spotlight! She is a Witchcraft III student with Alix Wright, who was also her Witchcraft I and II teacher. In her recommendation, Alix said of Dragon, "She is fully supportive of everyone in her class, while honoring and maintaining her own practice. She created Shadow Journals for her class [...]

Student Spotlight: Silver Lyons

Please join us as we share a magickal moment with Silver Lyons, a Witchcraft Five student featured in this edition of the Student Spotlight. Silver is a member of the in-person Mystery School, and will be graduating in March. Her teacher, Christopher Penczak, says of her. "I've been delighted to know Silver and her family [...]

Student Spotlight: Karen Ainsworth

This edition of the Student Spotlight brings us Karen Ainsworth, a Witchcraft Two graduate from England, soon be be enrolled in Witchcraft Three through the Temple's Online Mystery School. Karen's mentor, Irma Hackett, had this to say about her: "I have had the honor, the pleasure and the blessing of mentoring Karen during her TOW studies both in [...]

Student Spotlight: Daedalus

Our Student Spotlight shines the first light of 2014 on Daedalus (also known as Bob Hackett), who explains, "The guy you see out on the street or setting up chairs and tables in the hall is usually Bob. The person who is fully engaged in Magick in all its forms is most likely Daedalus. If [...]

Ministerial Profile: Alix Wright, Secretary and Pisces lead minister

Alix is the Lead Minister of Pisces, the Ecstatic. As the Pisces lead minister Alix oversees public rituals, including Esbats and Sabbats. She has been leading public rituals for over ten years. She is a Shamballa Reiki Master, Usui Reiki Master, reads tarot, and does energy and guided meditative healing sessions. Alix was born in [...]

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