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Hello! I’m NathanI’m an ordained Interfaith Interspiritual Minister and a graduate of OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. I serve people of mixed religious backgrounds, no religious backgrounds, seekers and anyone who needs to celebrate important life events.I offer speaking, teaching, and spiritual guidance in addition to officiating ceremonies in the Chicagoland area.I’ve been joyfully doing customized weddings for several years and I specialize in ceremonies that need an international element-I speak Japanese, French and Spanish. I also provide spiritual direction and instruction in using mystic poetry as a contemplative practice.How can I help?

What Is Interfaith Ministry?

Recent studies have estimated that nearly 40 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated and seeking alternative modes of spiritual experience and expression. Interfaith ministers are uniquely prepared to minister to the spiritual needs of this growing population, as well as to those with a strong religious affiliation who want to learn about, and come to appreciate, the wisdom of other traditions.Whatever their own religious tradition or spiritual path, Interfaith ministers are trained professionals who:

  • Are dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of all those who seek their guidance, counsel, and assistance, without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identification, ethnic background, gender or age; and without any attempt to proselytize or impose their own spiritual or religious worldview on others.

  • Have chosen to learn about, respect, and appreciate the diversity of paths to the Divine, to honor the particular contributions of each to humanity’s heritage of spiritual wisdom, and to look for the universal truth in each one.

  • Seek to promote understanding, harmony, and love among people by emphasizing what is universal in the teachings of the many spiritual paths and faith traditions.

  • Are committed to the ongoing deepening of their own spiritual practice and connection to the Divine, so that their service to others is always grounded in the integrity of their own spiritual life.

What is Interspirituality?

Brother Wayne Teasdale coined the term, saying:
By ‘interspiritual’ is not meant the mixing of the various traditions but the possibility and actuality that we can learn and be nourished from more than our own mystical tradition. The note of interspiritual wisdom suggests that there is an underpinning, universal metaphysics from which all particular religions are derived.
Interspirituality is not a one-way street, but an intermystical intersection where insights cross back and forth, intermingle, and find new habitats.Episcopal priest Cynthia Bourgault adds:
Wisdom is an ancient tradition, not limited to one particular religious expression but at the headwaters of all the great sacred paths.

Contact Me

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