- How did you get started doing this type of work?
For many years, I worked in churches as a music director, youth leader, and pastor. I’ve also been a volunteer police and fire chaplain since 2006. In 2011, I made the transition from full-time church ministry to full-time hospice chaplaincy. I naturally officiate many funerals because of that role, so to bring balance to my own personal experience, and to contribute to the experience of joy celebrated in weddings, I began offering my services as a wedding officiant. I love the diversity of opportunities to be in people’s lives in moments of crisis or grief, as well as during times of celebration!