Father. Husband. Celebrant. Educator.
SERVICES I PROVIDE
I’ve been working as a Chaplain since 2013 and a Wedding Officiant since 2016. No matter who you are and what ideas you have, I’m here to help you in your life journey. Contact me to schedule a free consultation and learn what I can do for you.
As a Humanist Celebrant, I am here to create and conduct secular life celebrations that provide meaningful ceremonies without religious and cultural expectations. I am here for all of life's most precious moments including but not limited to baby welcoming, weddings, vow renewals, and memorials. It would be an honor to be part of these times of celebration.
As a humanist Chaplain, I work in different institutions where clients don't have direct access to their spiritual care provider. As a Humanist chaplain, I maintain a standard of pluralistic support. I support individuals on their own terms, respecting and supporting their deeply held beliefs and practices as long as it does not cause harm to themself or others.
I am a father of 4 and a husband. I am a celebrant who officiates non-theistic weddings, funerals, memorials, and baby naming ceremonies. I am a humanist who is passionate about spirituality and religion. I am a prison teacher focused on helping inmates meet their academic potential.
I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I majored in Philosophy with an emphasis in Comparative Religions. While the focus of my study was on Abrahamic religions, I also studied Hinduism, Buddhism, and the greek gods. I have a Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary where I received Robert G. Torbet Award in History.
I am endorsed by the Humanist Society as a Chaplain and Celebrant. I was a full-time prison chaplain but transferred to a teacher position. I volunteer at several correctional institutions and serve as a humanist/atheist/agnostic advisor. While some had questioned whether a non-theistic chaplain can serve as chaplain, I remind them a chaplain's job is to support the individuals sincerely held beliefs. As a chaplain, I met people where they were, supporting them in any way I can.