+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. 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.