Nemeton of the Ways- Clergy Highlight
The Rev. Zackery "Lynx" Coonrad
Originally from upstate New York, Lynx has been a practicing pagan since 2006. Rev Lynx’s “Path” is best described as Totemic Shamanic Druidry, preferring work with Nature and Animal guides and Totems.
He came to paganism while serving time inside the NYS Corrections system. For 2 years Lynx taught and facilitated Pagan & Wicca religious studies and Services at various correctional institutions in upstate New York. He continued his Prison Ministry service from 2009 up until 2015 when he moved to Columbus.
He has been involved the the Nemeton of the Ways since 2013.
As an ordained Keeper of the Nemeton, Lynx has been specifically charged to carry the Seed of the Grove into the world to nurture and develop sacred spaces throughout the Land.
Rev. Lynx is the Grove Priest for the Nemeton of the Cervidae and was ordained in the Mother Grove during Lughnassadh in 2015.
Lynx has a passion for the creation of Sacred Sites. He is the project lead for the Labyrinth of the Ways, a large living labyrinth installation located at the Wisteria event site in Pomeroy, Ohio.
He has also helped with the creation of a sacred site located at Stacked Stones Resort in the Hocking Hills of Ohio.