My husband and I were married by Pastor Chuck just over a year ago, in August 2013. Pastor Chuck required marriage counseling before the wedding, and we started meeting very soon after he (thankfully) said he was available for our wedding date. My husband was initially very skeptical about these sessions, but because of Pastor Chuck's very kind, open, rational, and easy-going demeanor, all of my husband's misgivings were eased. For the counseling sessions, we met with Pastor Chuck about once a month for the 8 months leading up to the wedding. Although my husband and I had been together for four years, and thought we knew all of the important stuff about each other, Pastor Chuck brought up quite a few subjects that we probably would have never considered, and worked through them in the sessions. I do have to say that in these sessions, Pastor Chuck was incredibly honest. I never once felt like he was judging us, but instead got the overwhelming impression that he truly cares about people, and really wants each marriage to start off with the right foundation. On our wedding day, Pastor Chuck was on time and prepared, and the ceremony was perfect. In fact, at least half of our 120 guests made it a point to tell us how amazing they thought our wedding officiant was.
Our overall experience working with Pastor Chuck was very positive, and I would definitely (and have) recommend him.