The Rev. Jan Avende is an Initiate and Priest dedicated to the Vision of ADF. She is a talented Bard, Liturgist, and Spiritworker who has used her talents as a certified teacher to build an online classroom forum for the Initiates Program including extra study materials and week by week scheduling. By creating this online forum she has assisted others to gain their Initiate status as well, creating a wonderful example of technology used to further spiritual goals.
Winner of the 2015 Wellspring Bardic Chair and bard extraordinaire, she is well known for both her work in sacred song as well as her marvelous rendition of The Moose Song. Currently she is working on writing a book on the Greek Alphabet Oracle, organizing an official Initiates Council, and re-writing the Magician’s Guild Study Program.
Rev. Avende works out of Three Cranes Grove, ADF in Columbus, serving by running High Day rites, Moon rituals, and specialty rituals, as well as providing pastoral care and assisting in the day to day running of the grove. She wears many hats in ADF, sharing her wisdom, caring heart, and powerful mind.