The Board of Directors

Welcome to the Board of Directors Introduction Page!

 

Here, you can learn more about each Board member. In addition, by clicking on their photo, you can contact them directly via email! Please try to contact the appropriate individual to best suit your needs, so we may address them in the most effective manner possible. 

You can also email the entire Board by clicking on this link:   

 TheBoard@TheAsatruCommunity.org

The Tribunal 

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Topher Henry

President

Hail to the Charter Members of the Asatru Community!


As I begin a new journey with our community as the President of TAC, I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself to anyone I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting or speaking with since joining the TAC.


I'm Topher W. Henry, I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I'm a veteran of the USMC. I've been a practicing pagan/heathen since 1985 and a member of TAC since 2015. I have a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, and I currently work as a Data Analyst for a grocery broker in Cincinnati. I'm married to my lovely Witchy Wifey Liz, who's also a charter member. I have a 16-year-old daughter who's currently attending a school of the arts for theater and who tolerates all the “weird” stuff Dad does.


I'm proud to say I'm the first graduate of the TAC Clergy Program, and I'm excited for the opportunity to lead that fine program and help new clergy members learn the Old Ways. I have over 2 years’ experience as an ambassador for TAC and was the director of the program for more than a year.


As the President of TAC, my goals and vision can be best described with one word that means a great deal to me…FRITH. I'll build frith within our community, and outside of our community as well. I'll be extending offers of frith to other heathen and pagan groups; whether creating a new relationship or rebuilding one, I'll do what's necessary to create positive working relationships with all who are willing to take a seat next to me by the fire. 


I look forward to the opportunity to serve our community as the President of TAC, and I don't take that responsibility lightly. I have an open-door policy, so if you need to speak to me about anything TAC-related or otherwise, please feel free to reach out. Together we'll make the Asatru Community the largest and best heathen community in the world!


Our gods are bigger than our differences!


In Frith,


Topher W. Henry
President of The Asatru Community

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Dennis Oglesby

Vice President

Hello, my name is Dennis “Jorvik” Oglesby. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I'm also the Lead Ambassador for Southern States East.

I'm a Veteran of the US Army Special Forces, serving my regiment in a variety of specialties before finally retiring in 2012 as Special Forces Warrant (CW4). During my career starting in 1984, I had combat tours in Somalia and Iraq twice. Additionally, I served multiple tours in Europe (Yugoslavia), Africa, and the Middle East. My military time also lead me several times to Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. I always enjoyed the culture and felt a special kinship to the people there. Later, I'd find out through DNA testing that this was where my ancestors came from, and led to my deeper exploration of the Norse gods and religion in school, eventually leading me to Asatru.

My goal is to help to grow our community into a close-knit family. I want to help provide a safe and friendly community in which this is possible. Additionally, to help each of you find your potential within Asatru and the calling we all hear, regardless if it's personal or giving back to the community. I'm here to help. I'm always searching for better ways to reach just a portion of TAC here in the SSE, and sometimes I reach out to Ambassadors in other states I visit and grow my network. As heathens, we have to make efforts to come out of our shells and meet others. Our community will only be as strong as we make it, and together we can make it succeed.

I'm deeply honored to have this opportunity to serve all of you in TAC.

Skål!

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Alex Day
 
Board Chairman

Hail, brother and sisters!

My name is Alex Day, and I'm honored to be the Board Director of The Asatru Community. I'm 48 years old and have been a heathen since my early twenties. I have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources and a master’s degree in Education Administration. I teach science to twelve- and thirteen-year-olds in a farming town near my home in Bakersfield, CA. 

My path to Asatru started in my early twenties. My parents let me explore faiths growing up, so I was lucky to not be indoctrinated as a child. However, my mother’s family is Evangelical, and their many quirks, especially denial of scientific principles (did I mention I'm a science teacher?), pushed me away from Christianity. By the time I was twenty, I'd abandoned Christianity entirely.

I first explored Wicca, then Native American Spirituality. Neither met my spiritual needs. I then came across the book The Rites of Odin. It wasn’t the best book on Asatru, but it introduced me to the gods and goddesses of Asgard. I then began researching what I could about Asatru and how to live as a heathen in the modern world. During this time, the internet was expanding, and I found an Asatru mailing list run by the Ring of Troth. There, I had wonderful conversations with authors and professors who were leading the reconstruction movement at the time. I have since been living my life in gratitude of my ancestors for their actions that led to my existence in this realm and living honorably to assure my good name among my descendants.

My hobbies include arts and crafts, gardening, and my biggest pleasure in life, music. I currently play in two bands. I play bass guitar in a classic rock cover band, and perform in a heathen musical group. Our heathen group, Forngala, was inspired by the band Heilung. We're not historically accurate and bill ourselves as historic fiction through sound. Most of our songs are bits of the Poetic Edda sung in Old Norse and put to music.

I'm happy to help any member of TAC with their concerns, spiritual or otherwise.

May we all live in frith.

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Seth Chagi

Founder

 

Board Member 

Hail and Hello!

 

My name is Seth Chagi, and I'm a 25-year-old from Southern California. I'm the founder of The Asatru Community and World of Paleoanthropology. I'm currently a student pursuing my PHD in Biological Anthropology while maintaining my status as the founder of TAC.

 

I came to Asatru when I was 12 years old, and have never looked back. My parents tried to force me into Judaism, but it was just not working, and I was miserable until I found my own path, which began when I was 11.

 

It's been a long, hard, and utterly glorious journey ever since. I wouldn't change a thing.

 

Odin is my patron, and he and I have a very close relationship, and have since before I was born; I just hadn't realized it. I honor the Aesir and the Vanir, as well as all spirits, in an equal manner, and see the sanctity of all life and the blessings of the divine.

 

While there is of course just oh-so-much more, I believe it's best to learn about a person with said person, so I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you!

 

Hail!

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Jeddar Felix

High Drighten

Hello!  My name is Patrick Golden, commonly known as Jeddar Felix online.  I'm the recently chosen High Drighten.  In such, I'm the voice of all of you to the TAC leadership, and this is a position I'm taking great pride in!  If anyone feels they need a voice to the leadership, I'm your voice!

 

I was learning of heathenry from my grandmother until she was called to Helheim.  From there, I've been active in Heathenry for almost 2 years now, and have climbed up through the Ambassadors program as well as the Gothi training program.  Please never hesitate to reach out to me at jeddarf@theasatrucommunity.org.  I look forward to helping everyone.

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Hyde Addams 

Director of the Ambassador Program 

Hail, all. My name is Hyde Addams. I was born in Sydney, Australia but moved to the USA when I was 7. I spent 10 years living in Florida before moving to Perth, Australia. I've been nominated and elected as Director of the Ambassador Program, a position I hope to fill to the best of my ability. I want to provide the best experience I can for all ambassadors, current and future. I'll work with the other members of Board and the ambassadors alike to ensure we give everyone a great experience.

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Jerry Baker

 Director of

Public Relations

Hail everyone!

 

My name is Jerry, and I live in Kentucky. I’m 30 years old, have 4 children and am married to my best friend and wife! 

 

Being born and raised in Kentucky I, like so many others I’ve seen, was raised in a christian family. The christian faith never felt right to me, which led me to start searching out other religions. I remember my first experience with anything other then a bible, was when I was in high school. A friend of mine let me borrow a book on green magic, and from then on I knew that christianity was not for me. I eventually came across Asatru in my early 20s, but was very weary of joining any groups back then. Eventually finding TAC really helped me put focus back into my faith, and really dive deeper into it.

 

My hobbies include but are not limited to, gaming and streaming, being outdoors, spending time with my wife and kids, and any form of research. I know some of these things may seem contradictory but what can I say, I like what I like.

 

I look forward to being TACs Director of Public Relations and intend to do my best to fulfill this role. I want everyone to know that I have an open-door policy, which means you can contact me for any comments, questions and concerns that you may have. 

 

Skal!

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AJ Theal

Director of Administrative Services

Hail TAC, My name is AJ and I joined TAC at the beginning of 2019 and joined the Ambassador program in January 2020.

 

During my time in TAC I've served in a variety of roles, moving from an Ambassador into the Public Relations Department where I was the Social Media Manager before becoming the Deputy Director and eventually into my current position as the Director of Administrative Services. I enrolled in the Clergy program here at TAC to add to my knowledge and as another way to support both the community and my local Kindred. 

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John W. Snow III

Director of Religious Affairs

John is a Culinary Specialist First Class in the United States Navy. He was brought up in a very religious household within the Church of Christ denomination, but began to question doctrine very early on. In 2006, he officially dedicated himself to the Old Ways and tried to gain as much knowledge of the history and modern interpretations of Paganism and Pagan society. In 2010, John joined the Navy to originally be a CTI (linguist). In 2012, he became an Interfaith Minister and (later that year) began to study the more Nordic branches of Paganism alongside his Roman studies. In 2018, John first joined the Troth and in early 2019, John joined The Asatru Community.

 

He has gone through the TAC’s Clergy Training Program to earn his Goði certification, and he is a TAC Military Ambassador.

 

John is currently stationed in Everett, WA with his husband and son.