After serving as a Christian pastor for 20 years, a series of events, failure, self-reflection and study moved me beyond belief in any supernatural deity. I feel more authentic and alive than ever with a passion to help other humanists, atheists, naturalists, agnostics and non-religious experience beautiful and meaningful life-moment celebrations! I draw on two decades of performing weddings, officiating memorials and emceeing ceremonies along with a hopeful naturalist philosophy of life to provide quality, personal, and meaningful alternatives to religious ceremonies.
I have extensive experience with marriages–over 1500 counting civil ceremonies for L.A. County. I have done several LGBTQ and secular Jewish marriages, but am happy to work with anyone. Also available for baby namings, funerals and memorials, recommitments, etc. With enough advance notice and planning, I can travel.
I live in California and primarily work here but have traveled many times to perform weddings and funerals and am willing to do this provided the details work out. Please email me for more information.
Luke is a recovering former fundamentalist who left Evangelical Christianity but kept his passion for community and reflection alive. Now, he serves as executive director of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix. You’ll often catch him reading or writing.