North Central

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Aubrey Martin
Regional lead ambassador
Anderson, Indiana

Hail! My name is Aubrey and I am your new Lead Regional Ambassador. A little about me, I have been on the path of paganism for about 4 years, 2 years of those being Heathen. While I am still a young Heathen I hope to live up to all your standards! I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and and Associate's in English Studies and would like to go back for my Master's in Counseling soon. My goal in life is to help others. I am currently a lunch lady in Ohio, so I do get to help children stay fed which is fulfilling for now. I live with my fiancé and Maine Coon cats, Luke and Leia. I love reading, knitting, video games, journaling, writing, witchy stuff, and working for TAC! I hope to get to know you all better and I hope to be a great ambassador for the Northern Central region. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Alexander ‘Das Ulf’

Rheuark

Lansing, Michigan

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Alexander ‘Das Ulf’ Rheuark has been a heathen since the year 2000 when he first discovered the runes. Born and raised in California in a Christian home, he was mostly solitary on his path until about five years ago when he discovered TAC.
 
Since then he has been working to serve the community as an ambassador and is undertaking gothi training to fur- ther serve. Recently he moved from California to Lansing, Michigan and is continuing to practice his faith and serve his community.

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Brian Wolf

Iowa

Hail! My name is Brian Wolf. I have been following the Asatru path for 5 years, prior to that a pagan path. I was always the black sheep of my very Irish Catholic family. I always followed the stars and found Asatru. I spent 11 great years of my life as STS2/SS Wolf in the United States Submarine Force. I have an amazing and beautiful 21 year old daughter. I truly believe in helping one another, I say this daily "We are all in this together".

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Chuck Foland

Michigan

I first came to paganism 30 years ago. Walked the Native American pathways, where I became involved with shamanism,  and then helped to found a local tribe with fellow believers met local pagans and helped to set up a pagan society with pagans of different faiths. I eventually ended up in a Celtic shamanic pathway where I became a ritual leader and set up a local also.  The turning point in my walk of faith was over 22 years ago when I came to Asatru.  

Freyja and Thor guided me me through a tough time in my life. I had to leave the organized groups and spent the next almost 20 years of my life raising my family. Then one day Thor let it be known someone wanted to meet me to guide me into another change my life. That someone is Sif and and since her arrival my life has turned inside out In A wonderful way.  We have a Fulltrui relation and I am literally here at TAC because of her.  

One of Sif's main activities is Frith.  I hope to do her work in helping with Frith here at TAC.  TAC is what I always felt an organization should be like, warm and accepting.  A place to help and grow others to deepen their faith and to help them become the future leaders we need to perpetuate this into the future.  If I can help in anyway let me know.  

May the Gods smile upon you and May your life be full of Frith.

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Hel Gardh

Indianapolis, Indiana

I am new to Asatru. I am known as Hel Gardh, or Hel.  I know that sounds weird.  I found my connection to her via my initials. My sister lead me to the group knowing that having a family to grow with would be perfect for me.  I currently work in the BioMed field, where I repair a large variety of medical devices.  

 

My passions are learning my path, painting, dancing and so, so much more.  I am a Jacqueline of Many trades.  I am an open book an more than happy to help anyone in need, 24/7.  I look forward to growing within TAC and sharing experiences with everyone.

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Sanford Kauffman


Rockbridge,
Wisconsin.

I was raised in a Mennonite home. I was baptized at age 12 then excommunicated when I joined the military. I attended bible college and seminary with the intention of becoming an evangelical pastor. 
The first call of Tyr came to me when I was young but I didn’t understand what it was. I quashed it as evil because of the teachings i had received as a child. While I was in seminary I began to realize Christianity wasn’t for me, I became more and more attracted to the gods and goddesses.

 

After four years of studying the Eddas, Havamal, and other readings I finally gained the courage to shed the dogma ingrained within me and answer the call. Encounters with Odinists and the like almost made me despair before stumbling upon The Asatru Community on Facebook.  
I look forward to serving Southwest Wisconsin as a TAC Ambassador. I’m excited about representing Asatru and TAC to this area and about the opportunities that we have here.  

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Derrick Welcher

Des Moines, Iowa.

Hello. I am Derrick Welcher from Des Moines, Iowa. I am married to an amazing woman by the Name of Connie, and together we have five boys. I was initially raised as Pentecostal, but I had it out with the church based on the fact that the preacher told me the relationship I was in was wrong because apples and oranges don't mix.
From there I joined the Church of Satan (I do like my extremes) where I was a grotto master for a few years before realizing that was not where I belonged. Feeling a strong pull towards the Norse faith I followed the path that was most common in Sacramento, California, and became a Wiccan. After many years I became a third level initiate and was granted the ability to begin my own coven. Even though my faith in the Norse Gods was true I knew that path was not. Eventually I came across a friend in Des Moines that was a Heathen and I was finally feeling like I found my right path.  Baldr, my patron deity and God of Light, brought me home to where I have been happy in my faith ever since. You may think He is a dead deity, but I will show you He is very much alive.
I look forward to serving my community as Ambassador to North Central and appreciate the chance I have been given. May the Gods bless you and keep you. SKAL!

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Michael Shell

Anderson, Indiana

Hail TAC family! My name is Mike Shell.
I am 41 years old and live in Anderson Indiana.
I am a licensed professional Tattoo artist of 11yrs, where I am 1/3 owner and partner. I, like many of us, started out raised in a Christian home. I had a calling to Asatru/Heathenry, in 2017 after an accident that left me hopeless. I heard Odins call to me loudly. From there, I began my journey learning of this path. I had been practicing on my own for 2 years before I found this amazing community. Since, I have learned much and wish to learn more together. I know and feel that there are many more lost heathens who feel alone. I wish to help find them.
I am looking forward to meeting many more of you, and to continue growing and learning together as a strong community.
Hail.