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|About||Sacred Ceremonies, Wedding Officiant, Spiritual Teacher|
I am the founder and leader of a Unity spiritual community and each week I create inspiring Sunday messages with a focus on supporting people's lives in a very practical way. I am also called to co-create meaningful personal ceremonies for people - weddings, memorial services, baby blessings, etc. There is a process that brings people to the moment of ceremony though, and I am delighted and available to provide spiritual support for that process. I love this part of my calling - the opportunity to be a container of the sacred as well as the range of human emotions. Tears, humor, fun and deep feelings all arise within us and need a place for authentic expression. That's what makes a ceremony hold meaning. I will make sure that your ceremony is crafted to meet your needs. It will be unique, personal to you, and your attendees will feel engaged.
For weddings: Once you decide on me as your officiant, we will meet to get to know each other. I'll want to learn your story - how you met, why you are taking this step, and what it means to you. If you feel comfortable, I will incorporate your story in the ceremony. People love to hear your story! It makes your wedding meaningful, special and tailored just for you. We'll also discuss your relationship to the Divine - how you want that represented in your ceremony. Sometimes couples come with different religious backgrounds or with particular family needs around religious references. We'll make sure everyone's needs are met. But your needs, as the wedding couple, are the most important!
I am licensed in Unity and ordained as an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister. I am the Founder and Spiritual Leader of Abundant Life Spiritual Center in Deerfield, IL (abundantLIFEunity.org).