Many people have asked what led me to my journey and decision to become a wedding officiant.
It started with my own experience when I first became engaged, back in 1994 in Boulder Colorado and the early stages of planning my wedding. I had been raised Jewish yet my fiancée was not, nor did he have a desire to “convert.” My fiancée and I were left to look for a wedding officiant.
I remember her being very patient, kind, caring, outgoing, spiritual and a wonderful listener and writer. I realized that I had those same qualities and more!
Over the years, my spiritual views matured. I found that my personal views and opinions changed as well. As I watched acquaintances, friends and family struggle with some of the same issues I dealt with back in 1994 I saw that there was a great need in my own community for people to serve engaged couples regardless of their personal views, spirituality (or none), religious preference (or none) or character.
I committed myself to what I refer to as “my calling” and became ordained with Universal Life Ministries. Since then, I have had the honor of serving family and friends as well as being able to serve my community not only here in Boulder, Colorado but all of the United States and beyond.
It is important to me to uphold the wishes of each engaged couple as their wedding officiant and refrain from passing personal judgement, regardless of their personal history or their history as a couple. I have first hand experience what it is like to be judged and to be judged based upon someone else’s beliefs. It is hurtful, plain and simple. I can honestly say that with each couple I have served, I have upheld this personal promise. I welcome all couples, regardless of their life experiences, backgrounds, personal views, beliefs and other characteristics. That is what makes us all unique!
With each couple I serve, I do my best to provide them with a ceremony that reflects their love and personalities as well as their beliefs. I also believe that each couple is entitled to have high quality at an affordable price — I am proud to offer my high quality and strong work ethic at a rate that is affordable. I have been given the honor to serve many couples and provided them with just this