What is a Hof District?
A Hof district is the state assigned to a specific Hof. On the map to the left, you will see a portion covered in red. These are the states that are within Óðinshof District.
Within each district, we have Folkbuilders and our Gothar. These are the people you would reach out to for inquires on what is going on within your district as well as inquires about membership with the Asatru Folk Assembly.
Below you will find our leadership within Óðinshof District and how you can contact them.
Óðinshof District encompasses Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Australia, and New Zealand.
The mission of our Leadership is to rally the Men and Women of our Folk, the Sons and Daughters of Europe in Midgard, to come together for our common spirituality and purpose. We do so in a manner that is confident and noble. The Asatru Folk Assembly is constantly evolving while maintaining continuity in leadership.
One of the most significant moments in Asatru Folk Assembly history was the passing of the duties and responsibilities of Alsherjargothi from Stephen McNallen to Matthew Flavel. The role of Alsherjargothi, Old Norse for “Chieftain of All the People”, demands leading those who make up the Asatru Folk Assembly as well as tending to the spiritual needs of our Folk and looking out for their interests.
Alsherjargothi Matthew Flavel
Goðar of the Asatru Folk Assembly the religious leaders of our Folk. The position of Gothi or Gythia is one of leadership and service to our church. They inherently bear many responsibilities, such as leading marriage ceremonies, funerary rites, naming ceremonies, land takings, coming of age rites, and other rituals for our community. The Goðar also organize Asatru Folk Assembly and community events, assist with the formation of new kindreds, provide counseling services, and educate those not familiar with our tradition. The Goðar often engages in many other forms of public service that are generally expected of Clergy in this day and age. This is not an easy responsibility, but it is an honorable path. All Asatru Folk Assembly Goðar, recognized as Ordained Clergy, carry weight in most states and regions, having legal rights and legal recognition for ceremonies performed and services rendered to their community due to the direct support and association with the AFA, which is a religious, non-profit organization.
Gothi Thorgrun Odden
Gythia Sheila McNallen, California
Gothi Joseph Rozanek
In the AFA, our greatest priority is our members’ needs. We go to great lengths to ensure that we are not just an online phenomenon where all our leaders are on the other side of the country. We prioritize REAL LIFE interaction between our membership and our leaders and ultimately our greatest goal is building REAL LIFE Folkish community’s of like-minded people, honoring our Gods, and building our Folk. Folk builders are the face of the Asatru Folk Assembly in the different regions of the world and the local leadership of these communities. These men and women have stepped up to make a difference and not only do the tasks people see, like throwing events and interacting with membership but also are busy behind the scenes doing things like membership, online management, and helping shape the AFA.
Folkbuilder Ryan Harlan
Folkbuilder Sierra Chapman
Apprentice Travis Bowdish
Folkbuilder Mason Johnson
Folkbuilder Tyler Heinlein
Apprentice Bethany Valentine
Folkbuilder Sam Ramsey
Apprentice Lou Nickerson
Apprentice Angelina Stone
Folkbuilder Ashley Stockton
Apprentice Nicholas Salo
Apprentice Olivia Sutherland