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Sacramental Whine

Sep 20, 2019

In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing the Reverend Andrea Turner.

Andrea was ordained into the Priesthood of Ecclesia Gnostica by Bishop + Steve Marshall on February 28, 2016, at Hagia Sophia Chapel in Seattle.  In 2003 she committed herself to the Gnosis by baptism and confirmation.  By September 2005 she joined the clergy as a lay server, worked her way up through Holy Orders which ultimately led to the Priesthood.  She has been married to her husband Ken Turner for over 30 years and they have two grown sons Paul and Matt. During the week she works as a case manager with mothers who struggle with substance abuse disorders and their children.  she connects them to resources for sobriety and sustainable life.  In the past, she worked for Head Start first as a teacher and later as a Family Advocate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and has Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Chemical Dependency Counseling.  

What did we discuss?

  • We talk about her elevator speech.
  • She spoke about how the book “Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley and the more recent film “Mother” influenced her spiritualty.
  • She discussed how her work with mother’s and addition influences her ministry.
  • Finally, we talked about her greatest challenge and blessing within the ministry.


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