The ATC is a global interfaith Wiccan fellowship ministering, worshipping, and working together for a brighter tomorrow.
Since its founding in 1979 by the late Pete "Pathfinder" Davis, the ATC has been a welcoming environment for Wiccans and pagans of all traditions. Pete's
activism was instrumental in the acceptance of Wicca by federal and state governments and taxing authorities as a legitimate religion, and the right
to have the pentacle on veteran's headstones. He also founded the only Wiccan seminary sanctioned by the state to confer academic degrees in Ministry.
The ATC is committed to continuing the great work Pete started to improve the quality of spiritual lives for all people regardless of tradition.
Rt. Rev. Belladonna LaVeau
ArchPriestess of Aquarian Tabernacle Church and Dean at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary. Bella’s book, Awakening Spirit, is used by our US Military to help chaplains minister to Wiccan Troops, and is part of the Freshman core curriculum in the Seminary. A Navy Veteran, Mother of three, and Spiritual Counselor; Bella is a 10 year veteran of full-time Wiccan ministry. Her current passion is to create a benefits package for Wiccan Clergy to help provide the resources for groups and leaders to be successful in their ministry.
HP Dusty Dionne
High Priest of the Mother Church in Index, WA. and High Summoner of the ATC, International. A lifelong student of the craft, his work is in the political and media arenas. Dusty is the Dean of Marketing and Public Relations as well as a highly regarded teacher at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary.
HPs Cassie Gendlek
High Priestess of the Mother Church in Index, WA ., the High Maiden of the ATC, Itnl., and an amazingly talented artist. Cassie is a professional spiritual counselor, and brings many talents to ATC as the local church's main administrator. She is an elder in the Eleusinian Priethood and is the Executive Director of the Church Festivals.
What We Believe
We see God in everything: as a single, supreme, infinite, and holy energy often referred to in other cultures as “The All”, the “Great Mother”, the Tao. We believe this holy energy is the source of all things, eternally expressing Itself in infinite ways while maintaining universal balance between Its masculine and feminine aspects. The easiest way to for us as humans to conceptualize this supreme force is as holy parents, hence our frequent reference to Deity as both “God and Goddess”. We believe each person to be an aspect or expression of Deity, whole and holy, with strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures. We strive to see and appreciate the reflection of deity within each being.
We understand that humans learn more from adversity and respect the adversary for the lesson it teaches. We strive to be grateful for our lessons, understanding that Goddess must know the mystery of all things and so, also strive to forgive the bearer for being a part of the interaction. We believe that the balance will exert itself, and that events are neither good nor bad, but just are. We choose to label the events in our lives, and we can choose to change those labels.
We believe that energy exists and manifests throughout our world within the divine and the elements of nature. We work to understand and master our expression of this energy, and we endeavor to maintain a state of love and service for ourselves and the world around us. We maintain that God/dess has already provided everything we need; it therefore falls upon us to properly exercise our free will and appropriately distribute our resources so that everyone's need are met.
We believe in reincarnation. We see space and time as a circle. Just as we go to sleep each night and wake up each morning, we pass into the Summerlands, to be reborn anew.
We believe the Universe is a safe place to learn and grow, and that the worst thing that can happen to you still results in your return to the God/dess.