As an Interfaith Minister, I am experienced in providing services that are in alignment with YOUR choices and views. Having an Interfaith background provides the path to come from a place of understanding and acceptance, meeting each person where they are on their part of this amazing journey called Life.
Here is a little about who I am to help you feel comfortable when speaking with me about my services:
I was born and raised in Lancaster County and after spending time studying for a pre-veterinary degree and then a psychology degree, and years working in the corporate world and in health care, the many twists and turns eventually led me to holistic healing of the body, mind and spirit. In 2004, I became certified as an Usui Reiki Master and Teacher (and have since trained in the Healing Touch program). A few years later, I was drawn to the 2 year ministry program at The New Seminary in NYC and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister by The Interfaith Temple (my backing for being able to legally officiate weddings in all 50 states and its territories), earning status as an Associate Minister. It was during those final months of seminary, and with a deepening direction to serve the community in several ways, that my ministry was born.
I have been a member of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy and previously served two terms on the board of trustees at a local chapel where I was also a regular speaker and liturgist for over 6 years. For several years, it was also a blessing and a privilege to lend a hand as a Hospice Chaplain.
It is a wonderful feeling to work in a field that I’m passionate about which is spent fulltime as a Wedding Officiant. Other ceremonies such as funerals/life celebrations and baby blessings/baptisms also call to my heart and they are always a blessing to partake in.
With the ambition to continue education and obtain a degree, this stage of my life has drawn me to a Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Human Communication. It’s quite fitting for me and I’m finding that my experience as an Officiant and a writer is quite beneficial in class.
My personal time is spent writing, singing, drumming, meditating, yoga, creating, nature, puzzle books and spending time with my loving family and friends. Our dear Dixie Buddha, a senior Pekingese puppy mill breeder rescue, blessed us with her presence for the last years of her life. She especially showed us that no matter how rough life may have been, there is always room for love ♥