Brother Strain took his Minerval initiation into the M∴M∴M∴ of the Ordo Templi Orientis in 1991 ev, and has served in various local administrative positions prior to becoming Master of Tahuti Lodge in New York City in the mid-1990’s ev. He has been a Chartered O.T.O. Initiator since 1995 ev and a Certified Initiator Trainer. He presently serves the Order as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Initiation Secretary for O.T.O. International Headquarters, a member of the U.S.G.L. Grand Tribunal, and Most Wise Sovereign of Tahuti Chapter of Rose Croix. He received his Priest ordination into the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), or the Gnostic Catholic Church in 1995 ev and is now a Bishop under his Episcopal name, Tau Heru-Set. He is also a member of the U.S.G.L. Education Committee and E.G.C. Clergy Training Committee.