Sister Evelyn Tensions


Our Founding Mother, Sister Evelyn started her journey in San Diego in 2006. She has ministered to several communities during her travels, having served with the San Diego Sisters, Orlando Sisters, and ultimately co-founding our Abbey in 2015.

Sister Selma Cooter​


​A co-founder of the Asheville Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Selma transferred to our Abbey in 2018 and has been raising eyebrows ever since. Selma's unapologetic, no-nonsense attitude ensures that you never have to guess what she's thinking.

Mistress of Scriptures (Secretary)

Sister Imma Eloise Listening




​​The newest Fully Professed Member of our Abbey, Sister Imma is quiet, poised and elegant, but don't let that fool you. Imma is a fierce advocate for the traditionally disenfranchised and marginalized.

Sister Nova Gyna



Also a West Coast nun, Sister Nova started her journey with the Sisters in Seattle in 2006 and joined our Abbey officially in 2019. Nova's easy-going nature and infectious laugh make her an endearing and beloved addition to the Abbey.

Who Are We?  Well... We Are Sisters!


Founded in November of 2015, The Abbey of the Grand Palmetto, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and Fully Professed House of the Worldwide Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.




Sister Reina Beau


​Our smallest member, Reina packs a big punch! Reina's ministry centers around the youth and she is constantly being sought out by kids who share in her love for all things cute, shiny, and sparkly. 

Mistress of Propaganda (Public Relations)

Abbess (President)

Novice Sister Penni P. N'cher



Our only "nunling" or nun-in-training at this time, Penni's excitement, exuberance and love for her calling is sure to make her a strong and fabulous Sister in the coming year. We look forward to seeing her blossom.

Sister Sheida Token


A co-founder of our Abbey, Sister Sheida prides herself on her service to the community, with a special affinity for our historically underserved and under-represented PoC community. Sheida is also our dancing diva, often spreading joy through her impromptu dance breakouts. 

Sister Agatha Luv


The first non-founding member to join our Abbey, Sister Agatha's manifestations are marked by her love of Pokémon and her wholehearted embracing of her "nerdy" side. Agatha is the first to speak to the wall flowers and those on the periphery of the community.

Our Members

Mistress of Novices (Vice President)

​​​Greenville Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sister Björna Gain


Originally known as Guard Björn DeSway, Sister Björna is a co-founder of our Abbey, who realized that her calling was more to outward ministry than the inward service she provided as a Guard. She changed her name and role within the Abbey and a new Sister was born!

Sheida Token


A co-founder of our Abbey, Sister Sheida prides herself on her service to the community, with a special affinity for our historically underserved and under-represented PoC community. Sheida is also our dancing diva, often spreading joy through her impromptu dance breakouts.

Mistress of Alms (Treasurer)

Our Abbey

  • We are dedicated to serving the people of the Upstate and bridging the divides in our communities, LGBTQIA+ and beyond.
  • We perform the same functions as sisters and nuns in various faiths and traditions, albeit with slightly different vows.  
  • We care for the sick, educate the ignorant, raise funds for the needy, and minister to those needing succor.
  • We paint our faces and wear habits to push the envelope creating a space for those who need assistance in finding their own voice.
  • We believe that if we can be this outrageous, outlandish, and sometimes ridiculous, that there is room for everyone else to express themselves.