Couples often ask me, “How did you get into this wedding business, anyway?” I’ve always been interested in where we come from, where we’re going, what we believe, and what happens along the way. I was raised Catholic, and knew there was more to God and the universe than what I learned in church. From the time I was a child, I’ve been attracted to God, the Gods, Goddesses, heroes, heroines, culture and mythology of all countries, all religions, all people. As a child I felt the sting of ostracism from the Catholic Church when my parents divorced, and I knew that cold shoulder came from man, not from God. So I began my own spiritual quest.
Here is where my quest led me. I have an undergraduate degree in Related Arts from Kutztown University, a Masters in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA (1997), and have been ordained an Interfaith Minister by The New Seminary, New York, NY (2002). My journey has led me to love the arts, theatre, science fiction, fandom, fantasy, pop culture, pen pals, British culture, creative writing, storytelling, and my passport. I am so grateful to have found a path that really fulfills me and makes my spirit sing. How many people get to continually be present on the happiest day of people’s lives? I do! Thank God!
My friends are Activists, Allies, Artists, Actors, Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Brides, Christians, Emos, Dancers, Democrats, Fans, Feminists, Geeks, Grooms, Jews, Jedis, Journal Writers, Hindus, Hippies, Hipsters, Indies, Intellectuals, Immigrants, Jet-Setters, Lesbian, Married, Musicians, Nerds, Offbeat, Parents, Playwrights, Queer, Tweeters, Travellers, Trekkers, Seekers, Singles, Volunteers, Writers, Gay, Straight and everything in between. At The New Seminary I met Baptists, Channelers, Chaplains, Druids, Energy workers, Gnostics, Guru followers, Healers, Hellenists, Humanists, Kabbalists, Mediums, Mormons, Muslims, Native Americans, Quakers, Pagans, Prison Ministers, Protestants, Reiki Masters, Seekers, Shamans, Sufis, Taoists, Tarot readers, Therapists, Transgenders, Transcendentalists, Unitarians, Voodoo Priests, Wiccans, Witches, Yogis, Zen practitioners and every other path imaginable. We all have something in common: the desire to make a contribution to this world, to serve humankind, to promote understanding and respect between all people, to find the Oneness that links all of us. We call this common interest in what unites us and promotes peace, “Interfaith.”