From the yawning void, a group is born
In November of 2013, the group was made physical, but the idea began in 2011 when our Lawspeaker, Mark, moved to Fort Wayne and was shocked to find no Heathen community in the second largest city in the state of Indiana. He joined a Pagan social group in Fort Wayne called Three Rivers Pagans searching somewhere for another Heathen to share a horn of mead with. He met some Heathens there, many were not interested in forging a physical Heathen community, until he met a couple named Jason and Mary (who would go on to become co-founders of Fort Wayne Heathens.) The idea of Fort Wayne Heathens was made in 2011. It began as a small website with three pages and a contact button. Jason and Mary met Mark through this website in 2013 and forged a group called Storm Haven Kindred. Storm Haven Kindred has since disbanded, but when it was active, it managed and founded Fort Wayne Heathens as a large and inclusive Heathen community in Fort Wayne and for the surrounding area. Many of our first events were managed, funded, and hosted by Storm Haven Kindred.