I find great joy in the privilege of officiating weddings, of standing with couples who are called to make promises to each other, their community and God at their wedding. Weddings can be both very exciting and stressful to organize and I provide a space for working through some of that as we work together to prepare for your special day and for a lifelong marriage. Marriage can’t be done alone–you need the support of each other, of your community, and of the mystery of the Sacred–and I look forward to working with couples who seek that support.
I am a Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with a wide range of experience as a Community Organizer working for social justice. I currently work as the Executive Director of Presbyterian Welcome, a New York City based organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning Presbyterians.
Through this work I have had the joy of organizing a new worshipping community called Not So Churchy that gathers community leaders, artists, musicians, and skeptics for worship and service. Like weddings, it is a place that brings together my love of God, people, art, music, and ritual as we explore together what it means to be a 21st century Christian community.
In addition to organizing, preaching, teaching and listening, I can almost always be found crocheting, am a certified scuba diver and study martial arts. I also play the fiddle.