On Sunday mornings, Jan Deeds felt like she was missing something but wasn’t sure what. She was raised in the Episcopal Church but had trouble connecting with it.
Then, when she was 12, her family packed into a car and drove to Colorado. She saw the sun rise among the mountains, and the scene was magnificent.
Deeds felt her first spiritual moment.
Now, after years of research and conversations with others who share her beliefs, Deeds identifies as a Wiccan, a sect of paganism. This means Deeds gets her sense of spirituality from nature and the environment.
To help others put a name to what they think and feel, Deeds, also the director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s Center, serves as the advisor for UNL Pagan Life.