Meet the Sisters!

Twinkle Van Winkle holding a fan that says "Don't hide your magic"
Twinkle VanWinkle at Memphis Pride 2022

Sister Twinkle VanWinkle

Abbess, President

Sister Twinkle can be best described as fabulous glitter in sensible shoes. You can usually find her giggling too loudly or doing a little dance to the song playing in her head. Her mission is to use love, joy and silliness to encourage each person to enjoy every moment of life and to celebrate their unique self. Twinkle loves to hold hands, give big hugs and hear the dirtiest joke you can offer up! So always remember, don’t sleep through life, twinkle through it! It’s so much more fun!

Sister Kat Ion

Sister Kat Ion

Mistress of Novices, Vice President

Sister Kat is Memphis’s leading Nun-Binary Chemistry Clown! They believe in living authentically and pursuing life passionately. Their mission is to make the world a better place one person at a time! You’ll find them answering the call of a queer nun by radiating positive energy into the community and working to ensure everyone feels that they matter.

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Sister Iva Phallus

Mistress of Hieroglyphs, Secretary

I am Sister Iva Phallus. I rise every morning ready to grasp the new day, willing to enthusiastically thrust myself into the work of the Sisterhood, freely sharing love wherever I go. I am firm in my daily devotion. Despite the ins and outs of the work I do, I have enough stamina to finish the job and come forth with joy!

Sr. Krisco at MoSH
Krisco at Pulaski Pride

Sister Krisco Kringle

Mistress of the Vault, Treasurer

My mission is to make the world a happier and better place and that starts with me. I find that my calling is to bring joy. If I can make one person feel loved and wanted, to feel special, I have done my work. In the process of becoming a Sister, I discovered that I enjoy the one on one interactions, approaching the soul that is sitting alone and just listening, sharing space in a loving and accepting way. I like holding hands, it is a great way to transfer love and positive energy. Come sit with me and lets hold hands and chat.

Sister Fluffy
Sister Fluffy
Sister Fluffy at Cooper Young Festival

Sister Fluffy Harrington

Sister Fluffy answered the call of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Easter of 2013. She places high emphasis on connecting people with resources in the areas of mental health and addiction recovery. If you find Fluffy, say hi, she certainly isn’t shy. She is whimsical, crass, and she has a little bit of sass.

Marianna Cross looking wistful and holding a hand fan printed with the word "WERK"

Postulant Marianna Cross

Sister Mernerva

Missionary Sister
Mergo La Sirène

Topeka, Kansas

I describe myself as a Two Spirit Jewish Bohemian Siren. I’m very much a kid at heart practically perpetually Peter Pan but as a Siren! I got my calling to be a Queer Nun and started my journey to serve my community in 2016 and have kept going since. My personal mission is to help make our community feel like a better place while help building personal senses of community because if you feel the support of at least one person when someone doesn’t have the support of their family at least they can feel better because of that one person!

Sister Velveeta

Missionary Sister
Velveeta VonTease

Louisville, Kentucky

Sister Velveeta, the cheeziest, is brought to you today by NUN other that Kraft-Hienz Company. If you warm her up she spreads evenly, if you leave her out on a shelf she gets all dry and crackly—it’s best to offer her a warm hug or a warm mouth—but nothing can replace the joy and unconditional love that she provides! She and her Latin lover Rotel live out their remaining years just down the road at your local supermarket.

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