The first step in booking your wedding is to contact me here, letting me know the specific date, time and location of your event. If I'm available, we’ll set a time for a free consultation, either at my office or via phone, Skype or FaceTime. During that meeting, we'll get to know each other and go over [...]
Given my ministry background and interfaith expertise, I am especially effective performing weddings where different religious backgrounds must be carefully respected in ways that are authentic to the couple. I’m also an intuitive crowd manager, armed with a strong voice and an easy sense of humor. In other words, along with all that beauty and meaning, I [...]
Once it starts, my average wedding is 20-25 minutes long. If you include more special elements like readings, songs, and unity rituals, your ceremony will last a bit longer. Regardless, it should be long enough to be meaningful and memorable, but short enough that no one worries about making it to the cocktail hour.
If you’re happy with the ceremony we go over during your free consultation, my Classic Wedding is a great choice. You get to choose your own vows, music and other personal elements, and any additional planning is done via email. I won't attend the rehearsal, but will provide you and your wedding coordinator with a [...]
I’m happy to travel as far as you like, but the price will depend on how long I am away from home and you will be responsible for my travel expenses.
I don't require pre-marital counseling, but I do think it's a great idea. I offer a very practical three-session pre-marital coaching course for $250, but I can also happily introduce you to a trusted psychologist with special expertise.
Don’t worry, I have a shortlist of fellow officiants who could fill in for me in case of an emergency. However, in over twenty-five years of performing weddings, that has never happened.
Simple as it sounds, feeling good about yourself and enjoying your life can be very difficult, especially when you don’t have the kind of support you need. Talking things through with a wise, caring, pastoral counselor is one of best ways I know of to overcome problems, find new direction, and begin improving your life [...]
A formal therapeutic relationship isn’t quite the same as a natural friendship, but with me there are plenty of similarities. For one thing, I won’t just sit there asking, “How does that make you feel?” over and over again. On the contrary, we’ll talk together about your life, exchange ideas, and probably even share some [...]
Probably not. Identifying and overcoming the pain of past experiences is sometimes an important part of the healing process, but I’m convinced that change mostly happens in the present, as we focus on the future. So then, as far as I’m concerned, what matters most is for us to gain an understanding of your immediate [...]