Having been ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1981 and ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran Church of America in 1986, now the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I bring many years of experience and a warm, open, and welcoming presence to your ceremony. I have designed and officiated at many weddings, not only in the church, but also non-religious and spiritual ceremonies in many different venues outside of the church. I am thrilled to be able to officiate, legally, at same gender weddings in Pennsylvania - FINALLY!!
I believe that at our core, each of us has a loving, generous and warm nature which is a reflection of God, or, if you prefer, Source, Universe or Spirit. I embrace people of all faiths, no faith, all spiritualities, sexualities, races, nationalities and backgrounds. With me you will find no judgment, just love, caring, and a desire to unite the two of you in marriage or civil union as a witness to the world of the power and universality of love.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Taylor University in Upland, IN, and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA. I have also studied with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, MD, am a certified practitioner of Quantum Touch Healing, have been trained in past-life regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss, and am a 200 hour certified Kripalu yoga teacher with special certifications in Yin Yoga, and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra.