Being Ordained

Did you know that I was ordained a minister of the Universal Life Church in August 2003? Well, originally I got ordained in 2001, but it seems my record was lost and I had to go through the process again, so my credentials say August 2003, so that is what I use. When I was first ordained, I thought it was pretty cool, and in May 2004, I received my Doctor of Divinity from the Universal Life Church so I could use the title “Doctor” with my name (a title I rarely use). Yes, you may call me Reverend Doctor!

Since being ordained, I have done one wedding ceremony – a civil union. I thought it would be cool to have this option for friends and people in the know, but I haven’t actively pursued being in front of more wedding parties. I hope that will change one day soon.

Over the past few months I’ve been looking more at the spiritual side of things in life – nothing too crazy, but looking for opportunities to learn more about different parts of the spiritual world. Organized religion doesn’t suit me. It never will (tried it, didn’t like it). I do, however, love to learn more about the different faiths and beliefs that people hold. One great resource has been the ULC Seminary which not only offers ordinations, but many classes to help guide a person’s spiritual journey towards knowledge.

The beauty of the ULC is that the tenets of the church fit neatly with what I truly believe: “To do that which is right.” If you find that organized religion doesn’t quite do it for you, but you have a desire to learn more about the different spiritual options out there, why not check out the ULC Seminary?