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.
Rev Jeremiah Lennox
Archdruid of the Nemeton
Founder of the Nemeton of the Ways.
“...who dare take on himself their rights, the responsibilities of another human soul? Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one’s self-sovereignty...”
Rev Zackery "Lynx" Coonrad
Druid of the Cervidae
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. Jasen R Brooks Frizzell
Druid of the Silver Desert
A caregiver by nature, Jasen has taken his teachings to establish the proto-nemeton of the silver desert in Reno in 2017.
Jasen is an educator and nurse and brings that to the Silver Desert as a teaching nemeton to grow our community every day. His practice is eclectic with focus on deific energy and he is a high priest of the Brotherhood of the Spectrum Blade, the security & safety group for the Between the Worlds Event.
Originally from Upstate New York, Jasen relocated to Reno NV in 2012 where he fostered community within the Silver Desert Community.
Dedicant Priests of the Nemeton
From time to time, the College of Clergy may choose to designate an acolyte or another student of sufficient experience as a “Dedicant Priest”. This title carries all of the rights and obligations of an ordained Priest of the Nemeton, besides voting privileges within the College, but is valid for only one (1) year, after which the Dedicant Priest must apply to the College for renewal. Qualifications for obtaining and renewing Dedicant Priest credentials are set by the College, but in short, they involve active and on-going participation in the clergy development programs set forth by the College.
Current Dedicants of the Nemeton
- Dulcinea Hawksworth
- Derek James
- Asher Miller
* For the purposes of The Nemeton of the Ways, the term “priest” is to be considered a gender-neutral title and shall be used to describe duly ordained clergy of any sex. Clergy may choose to be styled as “priestess” should that be their preference.