For over 25 years, I worked with emergency medical services and ambulance providers nationwide. I’ve spoken at hundreds of conferences and written numerous articles to educate EMS personnel. The EMS industry is full of compassionate people devoted to community service and it was a privilege to work with them.
In 2018, a woman I knew from the ambulance industry approached me to ask that I officiate her wedding. I was incredibly honored! She and her partner liked my speaking style. I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I obtained an ordination as a minister through the Universal Life Church, registered with their state, and happily officiated their lovely backyard ceremony. Before I knew it, the word spread among family and friends, and I was able to unite several couples in marriage.
When the pandemic struck, I was asked to perform a sad but so important task – I conducted small funerals to help people cope with their grief during that difficult time. Like many of us, I was glad when restrictions lifted, and weddings began to resume.
There is much joy and celebration at a wedding… sometimes a bit of stress too as people plan for this major life event. But the one part of the whole day that is only about the couple and their unique relationship is the ceremony. I want to ease stress and help design the ceremony that best presents each couple’s beautiful love story.
I believe in love and marriage. I have been fortunate to have been happily married twice. My first husband and I were married for 21 years before he passed away. Time went by. Though I did not expect it, I met a new love and got a second chance at happiness. Life experience has shown me that the path is not always easy but having a partner to take the journey with makes all the difference. That is why I take joy in helping people celebrate the launch of their life together.
I work in the Philadelphia area. I live in Delaware County close to the bridges to South NJ and I-95 for access to DE and throughout the Philadelphia region. I have two grown sons. My wonderful husband brought his three sons as a bonus to my life. Five boys make me a “boy mom!” They’re all grown. It’s rewarding to see their lives progress. We love spending time with our sons, enjoying all that this area has to offer, plus travel. We spend lots of time in the Poconos where I am also available to officiate.