Many people, Many traditions, One Community
The Acadiana Spiritual Association (ASA) is a group of individuals who practice alternative spiritualities which ascribe to common values and goals for the betterment of themselves and their local religious, social, political, familial, and work communities. Acadiana Spiritual Association defines alternative spirituality as inclusive of reconstruction of classical polytheistic religions, neo-pagan paths, new age movements, magical systems, syncretic religions, eastern philosophies, and indigenous or tribal traditions. The Acadiana Spiritual Association embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusiveness of all minority faiths within the Acadiana community; we endeavor to raise awareness of Acadiana's diverse spiritual beliefs.
Acadiana Spiritual Association is a non-profit multireligious organization which conducts workshops, seminars, and charity events. ASA hosts Sharing Circle, D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Night Social, the Brew Review, and Triviae Theologia. Along with reoccurring events, such as quarterly workshops, yearly retreats, and an annual picnic, we also have several community service projects, such as an annual fundraiser benefitting cancer victims and an annual cemetery clean-up day. We also travel to attend regional spiritual conventions. One day we hope to host a multi-religious spiritual convention in Lafayette, Louisiana as well as expand our community service projects. We build community through shared experiences and positive social interactions.
Meet Our Organizers
Vice President Rev. Dr. Jarred James Breaux, Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Jarred James Breaux is an Officiant, Author, Philanthropist, and Educator. He is one of the founders of the Acadiana Spiritual Association.
Dr. Breaux graduated from the University of Louisiana - Lafayette with a minor concentration in Religious Studies and earned his Teaching Certification from Nichols State University.
Dr. Breaux was ordained through the Universal Life Church in 2005 and Consecrated by the Arcani in 2012.
Dr. Breaux authored "Intransigence & Indifference: Essays Concerning Religion and Spirituality," a book about different religious rituals, beliefs, and practices and how they have been used and abused.
Dr. Breaux served as Acting President and President of the Acadiana Spiritual Assocation from summer 2015 until fall 2017.
Dr. Breaux continues to serve as Officiant for the Arcani. He has hosted public workshops and classes and continues an in-depth study of tarot.
Secretary Rev. Carla M. Wutke
Reverend Carla is a Poet, Officiant and a Foster Parent. She is a native Louisianian with a pure fascination of all religions. She has a deep passion for charitable work. She believes in educating all people in religious diversity through outreach. She seeks to improve tolerance and acceptance of diversity in our region.
Reverend Carla is a Geotechnical and Construction Materials Project Administrator for an engineering firm. She has advocated for diverse religious reading materials in prisons. She has volunteered to minister diverse religious educational groups in prisons. Has been on her spiritual journey for 25 + years and has achieved prestigious honors from her peers.
Treasurer Rev. Kathy J. Frederick
Reverend Kathy graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Visual Arts and became a Graphic Artist and Jewelry Crafter. She was ordained as Reverend in 2003 and started performing weddings in 2006. She follows an eclectic path with an affinity for Native American ways. She likes to associate herself with the Kokopelli or "Joybringer", who would walk around barren lands, playing music from his flute spreading joy & happiness to all.
More Council Member Profiles to Come.