About Us

I am both student and teacher. I make no apologies for this, nor do I see it as a contradiction. I have always felt that the path to enlightenment lies somewhere between a book and the power of an exceptional teacher. Having walked the halls of academia, the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the aisles of hundreds of churches, I have learned a good bit about how a deeper understanding of our spiritual selves can actually save us.

During my many years as a student of religion, I also learned that unshared knowledge is nearly worthless and a rather selfish pursuit. Now I realize that part of my journey involves the ability to create a “third space” where the energy of two people shapes a new oneness that they can carry with them. It is a space of happiness and joy and this is why I have chosen to help these kindred spirits officially join their lives together.

My religious journey from baptism through graduate school, has also taught me that there is no single path. Having spent the last 29 years as a student of the many holy writings that form the foundation of our world’s religions, I have come to the conclusion that when two people willingly choose to stand before their family and friends to profess their undying love for each other, it creates a holy space. 

If my words, and the words that the bride and groom will speak to each other, allow everyone to share in this joy, then all of our lives are enriched as we move closer to becoming our better selves.


© Max Goelling 2018