This photo was taken by our friend Jennifer Norcross. I am especially appreciative as I missed seeing this when we were at the church for our ceremony and when we returned for Sunday services.
After meeting with Reverend Mark Stringer, we were so impressed, we decided we needed to return to the church the next day, Easter Sunday. As you may or may not know, Ron is still a practicing Catholic and I am a practicing atheist. This was why we compromised on this church to begin with.
Leaving the service on Easter Sunday, I mentioned to Reverend Stringer that if I were ever on the edge deciding whether or not to move to Des Moines, he would be the deciding factor. I would be a regular member of his congregation.
Ron sent this out in an e-mail to a number of our friends, but it bears repeating here.
I have become such a fan of Mark Stringer, the Unitarian Universalist minister who presided at our wedding.
Here, you can click here for his Easter sermon, video or text, the day after our marriage:
And here is his sermon text the previous Sunday about marriage equality/Iowa/ his deep feelings about justice and love – he’s quite a guy.