There is so much to do, so much to plan, and so many decisions to make. It can seem overwhelming at times. When it comes to your ceremony, it helps to have a celebrant who is experienced in a wide variety of settings and willing to work with you to ensure you have the wedding experience you have always dream of having! Craig has celebrated well over three hundred weddings in a variety of settings in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois – from small family ceremonies to large, formal ceremonies. He is an ordained Christian clergyman, the founder of a small but vibrant denomination on the cutting edge of spiritual and religious evolution, and a student of world religions. As a result, he has celebrated weddings for almost every imaginable combination of religious and spiritual couples, including those with no affiliation at all.
There are many different kinds of wedding celebrants offering to do weddings, and Craig believes it is important to pick a celebrant who is right for you. Our wedding philosophy is perhaps best described in the following FAQ:
Q. Are you validly ordained, as opposed to ordained via the Internet?
A. Yes. I am a validly ordained member of the clergy. For those who are interested, my ordination lineage is Catholic and Orthodox. The Churches I have served have been primarily Anglican, Ecumenical and Interfaith/Interspiritual I currently am the Founding and Presiding Bishop of a The Universal Anglican Interspiritual Church..
Q. What is your philosophy about weddings?
A. Most of all, I believe weddings are celebrations and should be enjoyable. I enjoy working with you to design your unique ceremony. I provide a planning guide with over sixty pages of samples and ideas that we use to create unique ceremony! This system allows you to determine the spiritual tone of your ceremony as well as whether it’s formal, informal or somewhere in between.
Q. What else should we know?
A. I enjoy what I do and believe it has value. I want everyone to be relaxed and have a good time. If I do say so myself, I have a great sense of humor. I also value what I do and value my time. If your honest view of the ceremony is that it is a hurdle to be cleared to get to the party, I am probably not the officiant you are seeking.
In addition to weddings, Craig also celebrates Baptisms at the location of your choosing as well as baby blessings, memorial services, renewal of vows ceremonies, memorial services, meditation classes, and spiritual gatherings and classes of all kinds. We invite you to explore the pages of this site to find answers to your questions, or to contact Craig directly by filling out the form at the bottom of this page!