This blog has been inactive for a little while. It had fallen by the wayside a little with 3 different Community Support Officers (CSOs) in a year, coupled with the upheaval cause by the pandemic and other changes within the PF. I intend to start making regular use of it again and with this resurrection comes a new name: The Web of Wyrd.
I chose this name as the community team is like a web. All the different community support teams (CSTs) are threads, with their own blogs. The CSO’s blog brings these threads together.
For this first post in the web of wyrd I thought it would be best to introduce myself as CSO. I have held the post permanently for about 2 months, having been acting CSO for about 2 months before that, and deputy CSO before that.
I have been PF national disabilities manager for nearly a year, and disabilities liaison for the North East since 2019. Outside of the PF I am chair of the Defence Pagan Network, Gothi and Co-chair of Heathens of Yorkshire, PaganAid membership officer and was until very recently chair of the Confederation of UK Heathen kindreds.
I am a Heathen, a path that I started walking around 20 years ago following several family holidays in Scandinavia. I have self-published several Heathen books, as well as the PF anthology of Pagan Poetry.
I live in West Yorkshire with my wife Sabrina and two tamaskan huskies Geri and Freki.
As CSO I intend to build on the excellent work done by my predecessors. These are challenging times for all of us, but I have a fantastic team of CST managers and officers who I know will continue to support the community through the pandemic and beyond. We have big plans for the CSTs in the coming months and years which will continue to improve the service we provide for the community.
So that is me!
I would also like to use this opportunity to advertise the vacancies we currently have within the CSTs. If you are interested in joining out team, or would like to find out more about what it involves please see the list of vacancies here: Vacancies – Pagan Federation Community Support Team (pfcommunity.org.uk)
You may also have noticed that this site has undergone a bit of a refresh, and I would like to thank Sarah Kerr for all her hard work on it.
That is everything for now, thank you for reading and stay safe.
Wyrd bið ful aræd,