The Magdalenes are women and men who have completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership training or the Magdalene Priest/ess Training. The Magdalenes are called and empowered through their own unique giftedness and within their own circle of influence to be a vessel through which Divine Love is brought forth into this world. I am honored and humbled to be in the company of this amazingly powerful community!
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS
Lauri Ann Lumby is the founder and spiritual director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek, the Temple of the Magdalene Mystery School and Authentic Freedom Academy. With a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and certificates in Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Ministry, Lauri has been supporting women and men in their journey toward self-actualization for over 20 years. You can find out more about Lauri and her ministries at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com and www.templeofthemagdalene.com.
Michelle Lynn Davies-Schaeve, OM, LMT, RM-T, PLC, SD
Michelle is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master-Teacher, Professional Life Coach and Spiritual Director. In practice since 2003, Michelle offers a wide variety of treatment options to support your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, In addition, Michelle offers Life Coaching, Spiritual Direction in support of these, has completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership Training, along with the Magdalene attunement and ordination under the direct guidance of Lauri Ann Lumby. You can learn more about Michelle and her ministry at www.mlstherapeuticmassageandreiki.com.
Deb Sommerhalder, OM, E-RYT, CYT, CPT
Deb Sommerhalder is the founder and owner of Inner Sun Yoga Studio in Oshkosh, WI. With a 20 year background in the fitness industry teaching aerobics and prenatal classes Deb went on to become certified to teach yoga and is a member of the Yoga Alliance. In January 2004, Deb founded and opened Inner Sun Yoga in Oshkosh. Beyond traditional Hatha Yoga, Deb is certified to teach and offer Aerial Yoga, the Roll Model Method, Aromatherapy, Thai Massage bodywork, Christouch energy healing and most recently, Aromatouch and Sound Massage. As a graduate of the full Magdalene Priest/ess Training, Deb incorporates her training into all of her yoga and healing offerings. You can learn more about Deb and her studio at www.innersunyogastudio.com.
Marcy Hauer, OM, LMT
Marcy Hauer is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master Practitioner. Marcy’s practice is largely informed by her study and practice of yoga and meditation. In addition to offering Swedish (relaxation) massage, Marcy offers Reiki and incorporates both Reiki and acupressure into her sessions. Marcy have been in practice for 15 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist and has completed the full Magdalene Priest/ess Training. You can learn more about Marcy at www.harmonywellness.net/marcy-hauer.html
Linda Johnson, OM, RN
Janet Sarnowski, OM
Dina Cornell, OM
Maria DeRobertis Geltrude, OM, CPA
Maria Geltrude is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Vastu Practioner. (Vastu is the original Feng-Shui as written in ancient Vedic texts from India). Maria has been an entrepreneur and businesswoman for over 27 years. As a Certified Public Accountant, she has been a partner in her own practice which she co-founded over 23 years ago. Maria has serviced a multitude of clients on a financial consulting level. Several years ago, her personal interests in the study of eastern traditions and philosophies led her to the powerful energetic science of Vastu Shastra. Maria began Vastu Environments to offer her clients the ancient wisdom of Vastu, which she fuses with her financial background in accounting. Maria now accounts for energetics in her client’s homes and offices to bring in prosperity, abundance and overall harmony. Learn more about Maria at www.vastuenvironments.com
Carol Klavon, OM
Carol Klavon is a modern-day mystic, self-professed heretic, writer and storyteller. In 2015 she published a short work entitled Mother of Peace: a re-telling of Yeshua’s ministry from the point of view of the unlikeliest witness: the Princess Salome. She has also written several short poems dedicated to the struggles of being a modern mystic, along with a collection of poems, stories and art dedicated to the Mother and those who love her. Carol is currently working on a full-length supernatural thriller about the ancient Sumerian death goddess Erishkigal, entitled “Little Tin Goddess”. It’s a story of fallen angels, dying gods, reincarnation, politics, lust, love and redemption.
Carol lives in Central California and you can connect with her through her online community dedicated to the Magdalene: https://irkallahsveil.wordpress.com/
Rebecca Markel, OM
Rebecca’s interest in the divine began as a young child and continually lead her down a more esoteric path. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Holy Fire Reiki Master, Full Mesa Shaman and a Priestess in the Temple of the Magdalene. She has studied Yoga, Shamanism, Reiki, Crystals, Tarot and the Chakra system, for more than 15 years. After becoming a mother, the call to learn more of the healing arts was undeniable. Learning and utilizing these techniques have helped her to become a better mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and co-worker while living a fast-paced life with a busy career in a highly technical field far outside what was ever expected from her and her training. Noticing how esoteric knowledge and healing is needed in those she interacts with on a daily basis; Rebecca believes in planting seeds of knowledge and offering space for those who approach her to explore what needs to be healed from a different perspective.
In today’s world we need time to turn inward and listen to the voice within.
Judy Brauer, RN, OM
Judy Brauer is a Magdalene Priestess with the desire to serve her community. She serves in love as her soul calls to her to do in whatever time, place or form that may take. As a Magdalene Priestess one of the roles she is fulfilling is building intentional community. Currently she hosts a New Moon Group in San Bernardino at her home, and it is open to all women who are interested in following Goddess Witchcraft as a spiritual pathway. She is co-owner of Awen’s Cauldron whose moto Wisdom, Love and Power is a luxury subscription-based company that provides Sabbat boxes designed to celebrate the Wheel of the Year for busy and solitary Goddess Worshipers and Witches. Awen’s Cauldron has an emphasis on bringing out of the shadows the feminine divine and have just developed their first Goddess Box which a Magdalene Box (checkout the link to our Etsy shop). She recently presented Mary Magdalene as the Rejected Goddess of the Gospel at the Goddess Temple of Orange County of which she is a member. When she isn’t involved in community and business development, she spends time gardening, hiking, reading, enjoying time with the family and playing with Maggie Mae her Old English Sheep Dog. Judy is also a Registered Nurse and has spent many enjoyable years working in Homecare/Hospice and teaching in community college.