Our Team

Catherine Berry

Catherine Berry joined O.T.O. in 1987. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the Order, at the local level (such as Master of Baphomet Lodge and Deputy Master of LVX Oasis, among others), the national level (Bishop of E.G.C., member of the Grand Tribunal, and U.S.G.L. Internet Secretary), and the international level. Despite the appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, she does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles, where she lives with her wife Leanne. Among her personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs.

Kim Knight

Kim Knight is the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training Coordinator and Initiation Secretary. She also serves as High Priestess of Psyche Eros Chapter and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Order. Her personal areas of expertise are in the areas of organizational leadership, initiation performance and process, and ritual technology. Her current favorite projects are focused on women in leadership and support for the long term vision of the Order. She lives in Tillamook OR with her EC husband Geoff and their Chihuahuas, Mija and Jimmy.

Dr. Richard Kaczynski

Dr. Richard Kaczynski has been a member of O.T.O. since 1987. He travels, teaches and lectures widely, and has served O.T.O. as the past master of Blue Equinox Oasis, Most Wise Sovereign of Infinite Stars Chapter, E.G.C. Bishop, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and Secretary of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis. He is the author of The Billionth Monkey (2015), Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2010, 2002), and many others (find a complete list at Richard's website). He appeared in the television documentaries Secrets of the Occult (2006) and Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666 (2007). His current projects include an anthology of early writings by J. F. C. Fuller and Victor Neuburg, and a history of esoteric societies in the 19th and early 20th centuries (with a focus on sacred sexuality). By day, Richard is a social psychologist, statistician, and research scientist whose 1993 doctoral dissertation examined metaphysical beliefs and experiences among occult practitioners.

John Sewell

Jon Sewell has been a member of O.T.O. since 1999. He is Past Master of Horizon Lodge in Seattle, and currently serves as Document Control Officer for U.S.G.L., and as an Ordained Priest, a Chartered Initiator, a Certified Initiator Trainer, and producer of a feature length presentation of Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass. In addition to these roles, Jon has developed an obsession with Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis, which he has adapted into musicals. This fascination is indulged, supported, and sublimely enhanced by his wife and partner, Sister Melissa Holm, who shares his love for O.T.O. and devotion to being generally awesome.

Vicky Stuart

Vicky Stuart is a chartered initiator and ordained Priestess. She is Deputy Master of Blazing Star Oasis in Oakland, California, having served as Deputy in two different bodies under four separate Masters, and is a member of the Committee of Four for Alpha Chapter of Rose Croix. She is a member of Blazing Star, and affiliated with 418 Lodge and Sirius Encampment. Her O.T.O. career has so far been marked by an almost pathological inability to say “no” to new work.

Elton Wildermuth

Elton Wildermuth is logistics coordinator for the A.I.T. team.