Funeral and Memorial Ministry

I am available to conduct non-denominational Christian funerals. I draw on some of the prayers from The Book of Common Prayer to bring dignity and significance in a comfortable way incorporating a personalized flavor gained from talking with the family before the service in person or on the phone. The service typically runs 20-40 minutes depending on how much music and sharing of remembrances the family desires. I offer the hope of the Christian Gospel in a way that comforts and encourages the family and friends without judgment, even in cases of tragic deaths. 

Contact me at 214-793-5224 or 

Typical Order of Service

Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Reminiscence (may be friend or family member or by the pastor)
Prayer of Illumination and Scripture Reading
Psalm 23 (unison if family wishes)
Memorial Prayer and Lord’s Prayer (unison if family wishes)
Benediction and Ascription

*Music is not required, but hymns, solos, organ, recordings, etc. fit well in any of these spots.

Pastoral Career History

January 2016 – March 2016
First Christian Church of Albany, Texas: Interim Pastor

September 2014 – May 2015
Highlands Christian Church of Dallas, Texas: Interim Pastor

June 2013 – August 2014
First Christian Church of Odessa, Texas: Interim Pastor

August 2012 – June 2013
First Christian Church of Midwest City, Oklahoma: Interim Pastor

September 2011- August 2012
First Christian Church of Duncanville, Texas: Interim Pastor

July 2000 – May 2011
Central Christian Church of Dallas, Texas: Pastor

November 1999 – June 2000
Pilot Project in Community Chaplaincy Hosted by Shoreland Community Church, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

August 1997- August 1999
MorningStar Christian Church of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Pastor

July 1980 – August 1997
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly, New Jersey: Minister of Nurture

July 1974 –March 1997
Countryside Chapel of Glendale Heights, Illinois: Assistant Pastor for Christian Education and Family Ministry (part-time)


2004 Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia

August 1972 Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois: MA in Christian Education

June 1969 Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota: BA in English

September 1964–January 1967 Merritt College, Oakland, California

Ordained June 8, 1975, recognized by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest, September 17, 2002

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