President and Chair of Board of Directors
Mary Hudson –
Ms. Hudson is a Third-Degree High Priestess and was ordained in 2003 as a member of the clergy of the Church of the Greenwood. She was instrumental in working with students at Syracuse University in establishing S.P.I.R.A.L. (Student Pagan Information Relations and Learning) in 2002. In 2010 Mary was appointed by the Church as Pagan Chaplain at SU; an appointment that was recognized by the University making her the second Pagan Chaplain at a secondary educational institution in the United States.
Ms. Hudson holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Neo-Pagan Theology.
Vice President and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Kurt Hohmann –
Mr. Hohmann was ordained in 2003 as a member of the clergy of the Church of the Greenwood and has served on the church’s board of director’s since 2008. He is quite active in the CNY Pagan community: as local coordinator for the Syracuse Pagan Pride Project, facilitator for a number of spiritual and community-based workshops, Assistant Chaplain at Syracuse University, Steward for the Troth and founding member of the local Asatru kindred, and as a founding member of Mystic Circle, a local group dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual diversity.
Mr. Hohmann is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree, with a concentration in Neo-Pagan Theology.
Sam Hohmann –
Mrs. Hohmann accepted the role of Church of the Greenwood Treasurer in 2015. She has been active in the Pagan community for two decades, although her interests in the Craft trace back to early childhood. She has served numerous roles in the Syracuse Pagan Pride Project, most notably that of vendor coordinator and financial manager. She has trained and/or studied in numerous branches of the Pagan world tree, including Wicca, Druidry, Greek, and Egyptian; she combines these various schools with her first love, the deep spirituality of Nature. She is called upon in a one-on-one role as a practical spiritual advisor, but is also adept at extending her spirituality to groups through carefully considered rituals. A skilled artist and craftsperson, she brings her unique and magical spiritual vision to her work.
Esmerelda Dawn –
Half a Century old witch, Esmerelda has been around long enough to know that we need to pick up after ourselves and take responsibility for what we consume and it’s aftermath. Initially trained as a Gardnerian Wiccan and High Priestess and after wondering the long and winding path of paganism has discovered her own path. That of the Emsereldian Way.