Patrick has been coming to gatherings on The Land since the early 90s and has been an Oak Spirit for just over 20 years. He is currently in the OSS Clergy program has an academic background in philosophy and religious studies. Professionally, he works as a librarian and has experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. He is a hobby-level juggler and unicycle rider and believes in religion as artistic expression.
I first discovered the gatherings on the property that is now Oak Spirit Sanctuary in 1993. I stayed involved, intermittently through the years, until a move to Columbia in 2011 allowed for more involvement. I joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and took on the role of Treasurer.
One of the main things I love about OSS is the the mission of maintaining and making available a 160-acre, pagan-owned land sanctuary right in the middle of Missouri. I am a mother of two adult children, former homeschooling parent, interested in urban 'homesteading,' and work as a Certified Professional Midwife with a private home birth practice.
I consider myself a 'keeper of the old ways.'