Driven by a sense of oneness, love and a deep longing to reach out and share, Patrick is involved in many religious and human rights movements.
In 2009, Reverend McCollum made history, by receiving support from a vast interfaith contingency who signed on to an Amicus Brief for the United States Court of Appeals, supporting his challenge to the State of California's infamous Five State Sanctioned Faiths Policy.
Reverend McCollum sits on the Executive Board of Directors of the United Nation's NGO, Children of the Earth and is also a Board Member of the Monarch Bear Institute. He is also the Director of Our lady of the Wells Church.
Patrick serves as the Chaplaincy Liason for the American Academy of Religion, the worlds's largest and oldest convocation of religious scholars, theologians, and clergy.
Patrick McCollum, is an elder of the traditional Wiccan community in the U.S. But unlike so many others whose work has
Reverend McCollum has served for over a decade as the Statewide Wiccan/Pagan Chaplain in the California Department of Corrections, and has served inmates in 33 correctional facilities. He also advises numerous state and federal correctional systems and other government agencies across the country on religious accommodation and chaplaincy issues for all faiths, and serves as an expert on Wicca, Paganism, and Earth-Based religions in general internationally. He received an official commendation from the California State Senate for his work on religion in prisons in 1999.
Reverend McCollum has appeared in numerous articles on Wicca, Earth Religions, and Paganism, and has been interviewed dozens of times on both radio and on TV. He also appeared on the History Channel's prime time documentary on Wicca narrated by Leonard Nemoy, in addition to providing technical support in the production.