For over 25 years, I have 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.