The Beer City Sisters
Abbey of All Souls

Meet the Sisters and Guards

Peri Van Winkle



Emeritus Sister
Founding Member

Member Since
August 2016

Favorite quote
"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows" ~St. Francis of Assisi

Peri (also known out of her habit as Chartreuse) has lived in Asheville for the past five years after she came here to earn her BAs in Drama and Mathematics. Over those five years she has made it her personal mission to work towards the betterment of the Asheville LGBT community using drag as her main tool. Having performed at fundraisers, conferences, Pride celebrations, clubs, universities, high schools, middle schools, and a whole butt-ton of other functions she preaches self care, consent, and safe sex.

When Did You Discover Your Calling?
She wants to become a sister because she nearly started to sob tears of joy when she found out that there was an organization whose ideals aligned with her own. And what better way to spread love and affection to the world than an entire group of gorgeous, bearded ladies than just one on her own?!