Meet the Team
This is not a "one-size fits all" ministry....we are ordained and licensed ministers from a variety of pagan paths: traditional polytheist, Wiccan, Asatru, Appalachian Hoodoo, etc...
Rev. Donna Donovan
Donna Donovan is a follower Irish polytheism and practitioner of Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, dedicated to both An Morrighan and Dian Cecht.
An ordained Ban-Draoi and Gythia, Rev. Donna works primarily with the Heathen population behind the walls.
Theresa is our SW Regional Director. Theresa is a Gythia for several Kindreds, ordained by the Woodpile Kindred, and is also a licensed minister able to perform legally recognized handfastings, marriages, death rites, namings and coming of age rituals in the Southwest.
Theresa is currently on medical leave, but serving APM as acting liason to our SW prisons.
Teresa "Minerva" Galloway
My name is Teresa Galloway aka Minerva, in the pagan community. I have been spiritually pagan for the past 45 yrs.
A Shield Mother, Shannon Heather has found that her place in the circle is outside the circle. In this place, she can care for those in the circle and the spirits or elements outside.She stays undedicated to specific deities so that she can serve all that need her.
Part of Shannon’s ongoing spiritual practice includes honoring the ancestors and natural healing. Shannon shares with others her spiritual gifts by leading rituals, facilitating the care of her chosen communities, and holding sacred space for others.
Paul "Wombat" Haas
Paul (friends call him Wombat) is a practitioner of Modern Pantheistic Satanism and currently resides in Columbus, OH. He believes that Satan is the bringer of knowledge and Mother Nature is the source of all life. His goals are to bring greater understanding and embracing of the Left Hand Path community through open dialogue and education.
Besides those of us who go behind the walls, Appalachian Pagan Ministry is supported by numerous volunteers who help us in a variety of ways.
Lady Althaea does our "Developing Divine Relationships" course, Angie Fawn does our "Pagan Astrology" course...both of which are offered via correspondence.
And last but not least, Jason Shambo devotes his time and energy to driving two old ladies (Rev Donna & Minerva) all over the state of Ohio so that we can make these monthly prison visits.