- I was born on Christmas Day, 1959.
- I am an ordained minister and graduated from Southwestern
Seminary (in Fort Worth, Tx) with a Masters Degree
- I grew up in a pastor's home which gave me weekly
exposure to weddings, funerals and many other church
events. These opportunities helped me develop a genuine
love and concern for people. I look back and see many
advantages to this positive interaction with people.
- I was a pastor of the New Focus Community Church.
New Focus applied the truth from the Bible to everyday
life in contemporary and relevant ways. Weekly messages
dealt with topics like marriage, parenting, finances,
getting along with the in-laws (extremely helpful
for NEWLYWEDS!), and many other practical issues.
New Focus was truly a church ahead of its time.
- I thoroughly enjoy meeting with young couples and
helping them begin their marriage with a personal
and inspirational ceremony. Therefore, the ceremony
itself can be as diverse as the couple would like
it to be. Options include traditional, nontraditional,
religious or non-religous. Most ceremonies actually
include elements from several of these categories
(strength through diversity).
- The first half of the ceremony highlights the word
"LOVE" in outline form:
- Leave some things in the past
- Open your hearts to unconditional love
- VOYAGE (This is a life long journey)
- Enjoy the benefits of your relationship
- The second half of the ceremony involves the traditional
aspects: Vows, exchange of the rings, unity candle
and prayers. The entire ceremony takes about twenty
Note: This ceremony has been well-received from people
with different religious and cultural backgrounds.
- Phil and his wife, Michelle, were married on May
22, 2004. Their recent marriage gives them great insight
and empathy (to the challenges) in helping couples
plan their wedding. Michelle is a gifted vocalist
with a Bachelor's degree in music. She is available
to sing at weddings and other special events.
|"A shared joy is TWICE the blessing
and a shared sorrow is HALF