+BRYAN D. OUELLETTE, PH.D., SOSM is a semi-retired bi-ritual autocephalous eastern Orthodox/western Catholic bishop and exorcist for the Old Roman Catholic Sacred Order of St. Michael the Archangel (Order of Exorcists) also currently offering private instruction in Gedo Zen, meditation, mysticism, prayer, and Christian esotericism.
Through the process of exploring several Roman Catholic contemplative religious orders (focusing primarily on the Cistercians and the Carthusians), he decided upon pastoral ministry and was accepted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida. There, he entered seminary to become a priest. Within a very short period of time, however, he discovered irreconcilable spiritual corruptions within the program and left to pursue his education privately. During his undergraduate studies, and in order to supplement his training outside of seminary, he was privately mentored in Catholic theology for many years by a Pastor Emeritus of the Diocese of Philadelphia.
After completing his degree in psychology, he worked in a multitude of clinical facilities, managing the care of clients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and traumatic brain injury, before designing a successful compilation of primary prevention methodologies targeting at-risk children and teenagers. During this time, he also completed post-graduate work in Education, Philosophy and Metaphysical Science, through which he received his ministerial doctorate and attained to the title of Metaphysician for the International Metaphysical Ministry.
After many years exploring different religions, while holding a particular emphasis on Buddhism, he advanced in spiritual skill. He soon after realized that it would be impossible to accomplish his vocation within the limitations imposed on him by the Roman Catholic Church, which often restricted him to serving only Roman Catholic members through the lens of Roman Catholic dogma. He then found it necessary to enter into the Independent Sacramental Movement and work his way through independent Catholic ministry, ultimately being Consecrated by his bishop under the traditions of the Eastern Church. Soon after, he was appointed by his congregation to serve as Patriarch of both the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church (the western arm) and the Holy Imperial Russian Orthodox Church (the eastern arm). In this time, he also sat on numerous private boards, worked to resolve inner-city adolescent homelessness, and became an accomplished instrument-rated pilot.
Through his commitment to the clerical life, Bishop Ouellette has brought the theological diversity of the early Church to our contemporary world. Formulating a specific praxis, he has established programs for his monks, clergy, and students that offer a direct and tangible relationship with God, one that is based primarily on experience rather than on a faith in what is often left to unjustified speculation.
Bishop Ouellette is a modern, revolutionary Catholic bishop with an unyielding respect for ancient tradition; yet, he advocates strongly for the evolution of the Church and for that of spirituality itself. He has been featured on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, in Rolling Stone magazine and presently holds the Office of Patriarch for the esoteric religious organizations: the Holy Nicholean Catholic and the Holy Imperial Russian Orthodox Churches. These Churches function internally, behind the Christian cloister, hidden far away within the heart of contemplative monasticism.
SR. MARY JOAN, OSA has been fascinated by the paranormal since she was a little girl. She has always been very spiritual and felt something very deep within herself that has told her she was meant to be a warrior. She never really could find a permanent home in the mainstream Church but kept a personal relationship through Native American Shamanism. She has a working knowledge of many other religious disciplines through her work experience. In 2012, she was struck and severely injured by a motorist who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. She flat lined several times before medical staff were able to stabilize her. The incident has left her permanently injured. While in a coma she had a near death experience that has brought her back to the Church, looking for answers and reaffirming the calling that has come forward again from her past, this time, to help people in spiritual crisis. She has found a home with the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church and now serves as a religious sister in the Order of the Seven Archangels. She also holds the minor order of Exorcist, is the Lead Exorcist’s direct assistant, and is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the church.
SR. ELIZABETH HEALEY, OSA holds the Holy Office of Ostiarius. She has also been commissioned as a Eucharist Minister. She serves as a religious sister in the Order of the Seven Archangels.
Sr. Elizabeth has always been a Christian and has attended several types of Christian churches throughout her life, including Baptist, non-denominational, Assembly of God and The Church of God. She has also attended Episcopal (Anglican) and Catholic Churches. As such, she is very knowledgeable in the different types of Christian service available.
Sr. Elizabeth has 16 years of education. She attended DeKalb Community College and Georgia State University. Originally, while attending DeKalb Community College, Sr. Elizabeth was following the curriculum to become a nurse. As such, she completed several medical college courses that involved Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and three psychology courses, including but not limited to, Abnormal Psychology. She was working part-time at an insurance company and changed her course of study to Business Administration with a major in Risk Management and Insurance. Sr. Elizabeth has worked in the Insurance Industry for 30 years with 24 years working in Disability Claims. She held several positions in Disability Claims as a Case Manager, Manager, and Auditor. While working in Disability Claims, she reviewed thousands of medical records and reports from various physicians. She has experience in several different types of disability claims including mental health, physical, and co-morbid conditions. This experience has helped Sr. Elizabeth with interviewing clients and making appropriate clinical assessments.
Sr. Elizabeth is fundamentally what many in the conventional world would refer to as a Medium, Empath, and Healer; however, the Church recognizes that she has several gifts of The Holy Spirit, including the ability to hear and see in the Spirit world, receiving words of knowledge, and the charismatic laying on of hands. The gifts of the Holy Spirit help Sr. Elizabeth to make accurate spiritual assessments. Sr. Elizabeth has had paranormal experiences and communication with spirits dating back to at least the first grade. She can, on occasion, see and communicate with angels, demons, and deceased loved ones.
Sr. Elizabeth has a passion for helping people and really enjoys her work with the ministry.
SHANON NEISWENTER was born in Miami, Florida. Her husband is Charles Neiswenter who also serves on the Atlanta, Georgia Division for the Order of Exoricsts.
Shanon serves as the Director of Outreach for the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church and also holds the Holy office of Ostiarius.
Shanon had a challenging childhood as her father worked construction and had to relocate often for his employment. Today, she is primarily a home maker, but also worked as an insurance agent and a dog groomer to support her family. She has one daughter, Brittney Richey and one granddaughter Izzabeya, along with two stepsons Collin and Daryl Neiswenter.
Shanon loves animals of all types. She has volunteered at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies, located in Gulfport, Mississippi, assisting in Dolphin research. She also volunteers at Zoo Atlanta.
One of Shanon’s most compelling attributes is a spirit for adventure. She has worked as the “ships cook” aboard the MV Nina, a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flagship, This vessel is a floating history exhibit that tours the United states for two seasons 2010 and 2011.
Shanon is also an avid outdoors-man and conservationist. She enjoys camping and caving. She is the Chairman of the Gadsden (Alabama) Grotto and secretary of the Georgia Speleological Survey. Shanon has often volunteered her services to assist disabled veterans, the National Speleological Society, the Alabama Cave Survey and the Alabama Department of Natural Resources.
SR. MAXIMILIAN has spent her entire life attempting to ease the burden of others. As a child she often felt out of sync with the rest of the world, often grasping at the tendrils of social norms and nuances to avoid being subjected to bullying and rejection by her peers. The few others she could comfortably call friends were often outcasts and she found herself frequently helping to carry the load of their turmoils, knowing personally the weight they would be bearing. She sought a connection to the Divine for answers, but rejected the misunderstood reality of the Christian message because she felt abandoned. Her cynicism eventually softened after she spent the years of her young adulthood and early marriage in exploration of Vajrayana Buddhism, enabling her to connect to her spirituality in essence but disconnected in practice. Where was she to turn?
The answer came after a firm, but gentle push from the Holy Spirit during one Holy Week, and she finally found her spiritual home in Jesus Christ. Now, several years later, she uses the teachings of Christ and the example of the Theotokos to continue her experience in not only serving those seeking the help and guidance of the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church’s exorcism ministry, but in the community of the Church as well.
Sr. Maximilian serves as a religious sister in the Order of the Seven Archangels. She also holds the minor order of Exorcist and is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
CHARLES NEISWENTER is originally from Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Dallas Georgia. He is married to Shanon Neiswenter and has two sons Collin and Daryl, a stepdaughter Brittney and granddaughter Izzabeya.
Charles is employed by CNN America as Senior Field Engineer in the News-gathering Division and based in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Central Missouri State University and earned an Associates of science degree from City University, Bellvue, Washington.
Charles served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve from 1980 to 1993 and earned the rank of Electronics Technician 1st Class.
In is personal life, he enjoys many outdoor activities, along with his with wife. Many such interests involve scuba diving, camping and cave exploration. Charles also volunteers with various conservation groups that help to understand and protect natural resources.
They both adore their two year-old granddaughter Izzabeya who lost her father to a traffic accident 6 months after she was born.
SR. KATERI, OSA was raised Baptist by her mother and had a close relationship to her grandparents on her mother’s side. During her school years, she was drawn to those students who were considered to be outcasts and attempted to cultivate relationships with them, helping them smile. She was involved in chorus and sang in several events during her high school years.
Sister Kateri has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology and her Masters in Higher Educational Leadership. She has a passion for understanding people and loves to learn about different cultures. She was president of the International Student Association during her college years and was involved in numerous clubs and activities while on campus. She has traveled to South Korea and has many places in the world she wishes to visit. She also loves the ocean and ventures to it as often as she can.
She was led to the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church when she began experiencing various paranormal encounters which she could not explain, nor understand. After being liberated from a small attachment, she realized that the Catholic faith had something that she felt was missing in her life. She then began to study Catholicism for several months and converted into the faith via the Roman Catholic Church. Through the use of the Sacraments, she has felt closer to God than ever before and especially believes in the power of the Eucharist. She serves as a religious sister in the Order of the Seven Archangels and holds the Holy Office of Ostiarius. She is also the personal assistant to Bishop Ouellette, Ph.D. SOSM.