Sacred Well Congregation International was founded in 1994 as a Universalist, independent, non-evangelical Wiccan Church, organized for the purpose of conducting and promoting religious study, worship and ordination of clergy in Wicca while also embracing early on other alternative Spiritual Paths. Since then, while retaining our original focus, our membership and services have grown more inclusive to provide open, public venues, fellowship and training for the practice of Natured Centered religions. We promote community benevolence efforts, spiritual counseling, and religious educational programs, and provide extensive spiritual and administrative support to service members, their families and military communities. SWCI now sponsors hospital Chaplains, military Distinctive Religious Groups, and is a recognized Ecclesiastical Endorsing Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc. (BCCI). SWCI provides denominational sponsorship to those groups and faith group leaders whose congregants and officials require it to sponsor their practice. Finally, in conjunction with multiple educational institutions, and as a member of BCCI, SWCI provides an intern program resulting in ordination of professional clergy for a myriad of Nature Centered Spiritualities.
To be a safe, welcoming, inclusive fellowship of Nature Based clergy and practitioners and a forum of higher learning supporting all spiritualists who come seeking.
Sponsor, endorse and provide infrastructure for Nature-Centered military and community groups; provide support, education and assistance to the served community and beyond; provide information and resources for chaplains, military and community leaders and Nature Based practitioners.
Ethics and Equality
Sacred Well Congregation International (SWCI) strives to be as inclusive as possible in our organizational makeup, philosophy and conduct of affairs. SWCI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of congregants in its programs and activities, or in employment and volunteer assignments and application for employment or other positions of membership or leadership. Furthermore, SWCI organizational policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students, members and employees/volunteers, i.e. racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
Bringing formal and informal models of experiential, academic, and intuitive learning resources to practicing nature-centered spiritual communities.
We understand that that membership is not one-size-fits-all. Choose the level of membership that works best for you.
Helpful research and resources from the Sacred Well Archives
SWC Board of Deacons
Elen síla lumenn’ omentielvo: A star shines on the hour of our meeting
REV. RONALD SCHAEFER
REV. WILLOW ORINGDERFF
Vice Executive Director
REV. DR. DAVID ORINGDERFF, PHD
REV. SHANE NELSON
Director of Military Affairs
REV. DEA MIKEWORTH
Director of IT
REV. RYAN ADAMS
DR. ILLARA SILVERBREEZE, MD
REV. GENE PRESCOTT
REV. RENÉ DELAERE
Sacred Well Congregation is a 501(c)3 organization that provides service, support, and spiritual care, education, and fellowship to serving military personnel, veterans, family members, and civilians alike. We are a non-profit organization. Please consider contributing to our organization.