Rev. Sandra Costa (AKA Sandy Foo): Hi, I’m Sandy Costa (Foo). I joined
up with the pagan group meeting at UUCJ in (I think) 2000. [I would have been here sooner if I
hadn’t been frightened off by Gini Jones saying, “you should come to our Church!”] I am a founding
elder of Treibh na Tintean (circa 2002, 3?). Born a Pagan, raised Roman Catholic, I found the
Goddess after leaving the Church (the first time). I am a mostly Celtic eclectic Pagan, a Reiki Master
Teacher and Practitioner, initiated into dhyan yoga, in my 3rd year of classes with Circle Sanctuary’
s Minister in Training program. I am ordained through Universal Ministries. I am a jewelry artist
specializing in semi-precious stones, a writer and free-lance editor, sometime adjunct English
professor and loud-mouth activist. I love creating rituals of all kinds, performing hand fastings and
rites of passage...and chanting, lots of chanting.
Scott Marshall I grew up in the UCC church, where the view of the
Wisconsin pines and bluffs out out of the glass wall of the sanctuary was as important as the
indoor liturgy. My first encounters with Pagans was through the sci-fi convention community
in Paganistan. I learned more as I researched male and female hero- and life-cycles and
I first began Pagan practice in public feminist circles about 25 years ago, have been part of the
UUCJ Pagan Circle for nearly 20 years, and have been a Treibh elder for about five? years. My
Celtic ancestry is Welsh & a tiny bit Irish.
Denise Curry: I have been a practicing pagan for 19 years. I feel that my spirituality is
rooted in the natural cycles around me and find strength and joy being out in nature and
listening to all she has to tell me. I have been an elder of Treibh na Tintean since its founding
and have enjoyed creating ritual space so that others can also share in making a connection with
the natural world. I use the Celtic calendar to mark the turning of the Wheel, but am open to
various traditions because as a good Unitarian Universalist, I know there is always more than one
path to the truth.