College of Priests
The Nemeton of the Ways and her work as a modern Pagan church is maintained and furthered by a body of ordained clergy. This body is known formally as the College of Priests of the Nemeton of the Ways and, when acting in concert, exercises the full sacramental and magisterial authority of the Nemeton of the Ways in regards to law, policy, tradition, practice, and membership.
Nemeton of the Cervidae
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 & Services at various correctional institute in New York. He continued his Prison Ministry service from 2009 up until 2015 when he moved to Columbus.
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 James Vacca
Since moving to Columbus in 2015, James Vacca has been increasingly active in the local pagan community. He is a member of the Green Faerie Grove, a gay male pagan brotherhood, and the Firekeeper for Between the Worlds, a spiritual retreat for men who love men.
James is also a dedicant priest of the Nemeton of the Cervidae, a seed of the Nemeton of the Ways. Dedicated to serving the Gods, Folk and Land through nurturing a reverence for the Earth and all of her children, the Nemeton of the Cervidae strives to provide sacred spaces that welcome all walks of faith.