Lives Remembered: Tributes

Go your way to the land of the Ancestors,
where they wait for you with open arms,
there on the edge between this world and the next.
See; there they stand.
Ancestral spirits, welcome this one
to the place where we all must go. – Anonymous 

Wendy Griffin 1941-2021

As Cherry Hill Seminary’s first permanent Academic Dean, Wendy brought a dedication to academic integrity and a devotion to Pagan and Nature Spirituality. By the time she retired in 2018, Griffin had inspired students and colleagues alike with her intellect, skills and engagement. Read More.

James Bianchi 1949-2015

Beloved longtime faculty member James Bianchi, J.D., passed from this life. Jim taught an important course called Religion and the Law, and had just created a new course called Moral Advocacy: Overcoming the Divide. A dedicated teacher, advocate, musician, artist, singer and ritualist, Jim tirelessly served the Pagan community for many years. Read More.

Judy Harrow 1945-2014

Judy was involved from our early years, forming and chairing the first Department of Pagan Pastoral Counseling, pushing the organization to begin aligning our training with professional requirements at a time when most Pagans still only concerned themselves with coven secrets and ritual cycles. Read More.

Margot Adler 1946-2014

On July 28, 2014, Cherry Hill Seminary lost Board of Advisors member Margot Adler, and the entire world lost a rare individual. Following are comments by our students and faculty in response to Margot’s passing. Read More.