Deputy Director of the Ambassador Program
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 joined the TAC’s Clergy Training Program (currently enrolled) and is a TAC Military Ambassador. John is currently stationed in Manama, Bahrain on the USS Chinook (PC-9) and is also serving as the Pagan Lay Leader to the Base Chapel on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Personal Note: Apostacy is illegal in Bahrain and (especially) in Saudi Arabia. If you find yourself in Saudi or Bahrain and wish to practice with a group or just want some fellowship, do not hesitate to contact me. I can provide private and secure spaces to worship or congregate on the base. The Pagan Fellowship Service is conducted weekly at 1800 on Tuesdays in the Chapel of Hope.