Whether you'd like a religious ceremony expressing a particular tradition, a blending of various faith traditions, something spiritual that's not explicitly religious, or you prefer a completely secular celebration -- we can do that!
Whatever your background, your beliefs, your relationship history, your gender identity, or your romantic orientation, we will design a ceremony of love and commitment that speaks to you and for you.
This is your day, your life. There is no reason that it can't be exactly the way you've always dreamed it would be. We'll create it together. Let's make it beautiful.
We'll meet to discuss your vision, and if you don't know where to start, I'll share some ideas and we can go from there. We can incorporate music and readings, rituals, a short message if you'd like, and either personalized vows or something that's already been prepared.
After our initial meeting, I'll script the entire service for you. You will receive it within 14 days, so we'll have plenty of time to make any changes or revisions that you'd like. And I'll be there to serve you every step of the way.
As we say goodbye and grieve our loss, we rejoice in the life of the one who's gone, and the time we've shared together. I approach all memorials and funerals as a celebration of life eternal, life now and forever.
Memorials can be truly beautiful when they reflect the spirit and personality of the life we're honoring. From formal funerals to lively tributes, together we can customize a service that is both unique and appropriate.
What I Believe
I believe that Life is infinite, that what we call "death" is simply a new beginning, the beginning of a brand new experience of life.
I believe that our bodies are the vehicles through which Spirit (our soul, our essence) expresses for a time. Spirit can never be extinguished, can never die. It is always and forever expanding into greater and greater Being.
I believe that we are always growing closer together -- whether in physical form, or beyond it. I believe that those we love who have left their bodies are always as close to us as our own breath.
"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb."
-- Kahlil Gibran
Baby blessings, home blessings, business blessings... I'll bless anyone and anything.
Because I know that everyone is already blessed. Everyone is already the perfect embodiment of his or her own blessing, the perfect vessel through which this blessing gets to be shared with the world. My job is simply to remind us of this.
Together we can create a ritual or ceremony for any occasion. It is my honor to be a part of your special day.
Logistics and Fees
I am happy to officiate your ceremony anywhere in the Albuquerque area.
Typically, I schedule one hour for counseling or planning appointments, and two hours for your ceremony itself.
My basic fee of $300.00 includes:
Travel outside of Albuquerque, additional meetings or counseling, and other special considerations may necessitate additional charges.
I like to offer my services officiating memorials on a sliding scale or love-offering basis. A typical honorarium is usually around $200.00.