My fiance and I truly enjoyed our premarital sessions with George. He was so warm and friendly and made us both feel so comfortable discussing topics that might typically be uncomfortable. He was extremely personable and I would highly recommend George! We will remember our sessions with him for many years to come!
My husband and I have known George for the last few years in a business capacity that also blossomed into a friendship. When we got engaged, it was easy to decide who we wanted to marry us! George was so easy to work with, and fulfilled all of the requests for our wedding. It was such a relaxing and fun day for all of our family and friends. It was also a pleasure to have someone marrying us who was a part of our personal lives. We also appreciate George adding the extra special touch of driving downtown and filing our wedding license for us the following week, so we didn't have to do it! That was one less task that we had to complete, while we were enjoying being newly married, and that meant a lot. On top of being a good friend, George is also a good person. You can quickly tell that when you are in his presence. Thank you for a day that we will always remember!
Crystal and Tyrone Irby
As this was a second wedding for both of us, we had a small ceremony with 40 close friends and family in my parents lovely home. George was recommended by another clergy member from our church that could not perform the ceremony. George was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. He made everyone comfortable during the wedding ceremony. George is charming, caring, sincere, humorous and a very lovely person. I would highly recommend him!
Nov 2, 2015
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
George is great! George is easy to talk to and he's an excellent listener. My partner and I received great advice during our first session.
George can assess how people are feeling by listening carefully to the things they say and dont say. He makes suggestions for actions they can try to enrich their spiritual life, their personal life and their athletic life. He has performed many meaningful weddings and a funeral. He reminds me to turn back to God and ask for help when I am trying to solve problems on my own. As I wrestle with how much to reveal in my own writing, some lines from one of his poems, Voices, in his book, Border Ways, helps me keep going. "You too have a voice/Somewhere there is an audience/ That needs your story."
When we began to plan our wedding ceremony, I knew there was no one I would rather have officiant than George Linney. He helped us through every step; from customizing the ceremony to fit our unique personalities, helping to quickly get our entire wedding party thorough the rehearsal (and making sure I felt comfortable and prepared for the next day), to making sure our ceremony was incredibly personal.
George made sure that me and my husband felt comfortable and prepared for the day. We had his support from the moment we asked him to be our officiant through to our wedding day. Even now, we take comfort knowing that he is still around for counseling and support if we need him.
We highly recommend George for your wedding.
"George Linney is a talented coach and a master motivator. He brings to each workout a specific plan of action and is able to articulate to his runners the importance of each element of the workout. Workouts are carefully choreographed to achieve results. Even the recovery periods are carefully scripted to maximize performance. George brings to his runners the total package: workouts, drills, total body exercises, mental preparation, race tactics and strategy. He has the intangible ability to motivate runners under his tutelage - to inspire them to achieve more than they thought possible." Jay
George has numerous strengths as a running coach. His strong motivational skills and optimistic outlook have inspired runners of all ages and abilities to keep running and believe in their own potential. From a more technical perspective, George has a deep
knowledge of effective speed and endurance workouts......and decades of his own running experience to draw upon. All of these things are tremendous assets to any runner who wants to improve, meet a goal, get faster, and reach the next level.
Rev Linney officiated our wedding in San Francisco, CA. He also provided pre-marital counseling sessions.
I didn't know what to expect with the counseling sessions. My only thought was that they would probably feel a little forced. That was not the case at all. They were real, genuine, and helped my (now) husband and I pull everything together in terms of things we had talked about, and things we had just implicitly thought.
I enjoyed the counseling sessions, and also how Rev Linney officiated our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony, and our families just loved meeting him and getting to know him.
Since the wedding (we've almost been married 2 years), we've had a couple counseling sessions with Rev Linney. Not because things were "wrong," but because we are new to this marriage thing and just wanted to talk with someone about where we are. They were great sessions and Rev Linney provided a listening ear and wonderful perspective.
I would recommend Rev Linney for counseling and wedding officiating.