Ministerial Profile: Leslie Hugo, Capricorn lead minister

Leslie 8bLeslie 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 and leads ritual on the Sabbats.  Since starting this work in early 2014, Leslie developed a passion for prison ministry and prison advocacy.  She strongly believes that inmates who develop strong spiritual practices while in prison have a much higher chance of successfully reintegrating back into society when are released.  She was installed as the Capricorn Lead Minister in July, 2015.

Leslie is an active CUUPs member at South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society and enjoys writing and leading ritual for the community.

She is also an active environmentalist and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club.  She is a Life Member of the Sierra Club, and has had leadership roles in the organization for the past 20 years.

Leslie lives with her husband in the Salt Lake City area, where she loves spending time in the mountains, hiking, skiing and communing with the spirits of the natural world.  Leslie and her husband grow orchids as a hobby, and they have over 150 orchids in their home.

It is Leslie’s mission to help people awaken to their highest spiritual potential, celebrate the sacred and connect with nature.

The Capricorn Ministry is always looking for pen pals for the prison ministry.  If you are interested in becoming a pen pal, volunteering with or finding out more about the Capricorn ministry, please contact her at [email protected].

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